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10 December 2019
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Ms. Banda reads the inscription on her award, which comes from members of her community: “Thank you our fierce fighter, Memory." Image from video feed.
Memory Banda, 23, knows how to change the world: by refusing to stay silent. 
9 December 2019
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The imams want to become agents of change by raising awareness of the dangers of this and other harmful practices against women and girls.
3 December 2019
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Sithembile Mabuza from Eswatini has a disability but she still wants to have a husband and children. © UNFPA ESARO/Lindiwe Siyaya
Young women with disabilities want to change the perception that they don't  need information on sexual and reproductive health.
1 December 2019
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Chifundo Tindo now trains other people to provide stigma-free comprehensive sexuality education. © UNFPA
The stigma attached to HIV can derail the health and safety of young people living with the virus
30 November 2019
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Sex workers are highly vulnerable to gender-based violence, HIV, discrimination and other harms. © Tomislav Georgiev/UNFPA MK
As a transgender sex worker, Lila Milic has endured more than her share of mistreatment. Yet she does not feel safe seeking care and protection in the one place that should be a safe haven for all – the health facility.
26 November 2019
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Child marriage is widely seen as a way to secure care for daughters, who are often viewed as an economic burden. In this way, the practice both arises from and perpetuates gender inequality.  © UNFPA Regional Syria Response Hub
“Growing up, I felt as though my wings were slowly clipped against my will, and life became a cage from which there was no escape,” said Amal*.
25 November 2019
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Salwa's* experience shows the vulnerabilities of survivors who do not receive qualified and timely support.. © UNFPA Yemen
“I want to be there for women when their rights are being trampled," said Chrestine Espinorio, a police officer in Marawi.
22 November 2019
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The first woman to give birth at Fatoumata Diallo's clinic named her daughter after the midwife.
20 November 2019
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ICPD25 stakeholders now look ahead towards the necessary next step: making sure partners make good on their commitments.
14 November 2019
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“If I had known about safe sex in my teens, my life would never have turned out this way,” said 21-year-old Sithu* from Myanmar. He contracted HIV two years ago, despite being intimate only twice with his partner at the... Read more

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