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28 May 2021
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An informal online survey in the region found 24 of 69 respondents had no information about menstruation prior to experiencing their first period.
28 May 2021
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It can be challenging enough when a girl gets her first period – she may not even know what is happening to her body. Now put her in a situation in which she’s been displaced or vulnerable because of a natural disaster... Read more
27 May 2021
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“I was running from place to place without food or shelter. I was in fear all the time... There was no safe place for me until I got to the safe house,” 22-year-old Selam* recounted to UNFPA.
24 May 2021
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This month, Botswana became the first country in Southern Africa, and the third in Africa, to pilot drone technology for health-care delivery.
21 May 2021
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Beatriz Sebastião suffered in silence. She had no friends in the neighborhood or at school. When she went to church, she sat alone. When she went to the river, other women mocked her before leaving to bathe elsewhere.
20 May 2021
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“I was very scared on behalf of the poor child. I felt her pain,” the counsellor told Dr. Kanem. “But I told myself I should be strong for that child."
19 May 2021
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These survivors are not passive victims; they are emboldened and calling for change.
18 May 2021
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Young people are doing their part to protect their communities from the virus.
17 May 2021
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Growing up, Bill didn’t have anywhere to go to about the confusion she felt about her gender identity. In secondary school, classmates used to taunt her feminine mannerisms, calling her “sissy” and “kathoey” (“ladyboy... Read more
12 May 2021
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One year ago this month, Cyclone Amphan unleashed its fury across Bangladesh, killing 26 and damaging thousands of homes, agricultural lands, bridges and roads. But even as the headlines receded like the waters and the... Read more

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