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5 February 2019
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Asha lays out the tools she uses to perform female genital mutilation in Somalia. © UNFPA/Georgina Goodwin
Despite being internationally recognized as a human rights violation, some 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone FGM. Here's what you need to know.
1 February 2019
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“Many of my friends dropped out of school because of early marriage," said Soukaina, in Morocco. “I am grateful I have been able to finish school and delay motherhood." © UNFPA Morocco
This Valentine’s Day, UNFPA is exploring what happens when girls are emboldened to say “I don’t” to child marriage.
24 January 2019
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Chief Mwanza has put women and girls at the top of her agenda since rising to power. © UNFPA Malawi/Henry Chimbali
Chief Mwanza knows all too well the opportunities that are lost when girls are married off as children. She was married when she was only 14 years old.
22 January 2019
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Irina, 46, had no idea she was at risk of cervical cancer. Luckily, her family doctor performed a screening. © UNFPA Moldova/Dan Gutu
Cervical cancer is extremely deadly – and common. Yet a vast majority of these deaths could be prevented with simple screening and vaccination efforts.
18 January 2019
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Young people outside a youth-friendly health centre in Kamenge, Bujumbura. © UNFPA/Chiara Frisone
“I was afraid for my life," Cecile* told UNFPA. Without sexual health education, she did not know how to protect herself from unintended pregnancy.
17 January 2019
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More than 50 UNFPA mobile teams are currently working in the country, serving thousands. © UNFPA/Maks Levin
UNFPA’s mobile teams aid women who might otherwise be out of reach. “This was a completely new way for us of working,” says social services leader.
10 January 2019
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Condoms at a UNFPA-supported mobile clinic. Sithu, 21, did not know how to protect himself from HIV. © UNFPA/Yenny Gamming
“If I had known about safe sex in my teens, my life would never have turned out this way,” said Sithu*, who is living with HIV.
12 December 2018
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In Morocco, an estimated 63 per cent of women aged 18 to 64 have experienced some form of gender-based violence.
12 November 2018
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When her friend became unexpectedly pregnant at an early age, Azlifa sought a way to share sexual and reproductive health information with other young people kept in the dark about their bodies.  © UNFPA Maldives/Tatiana Almeida
In a country where marriage is a requirement for access to family planning, young people are stepping up and speaking out.
9 November 2018
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The humanitarian crisis in Yemen has become the worst in the world.

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