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In Uganda, surviving rape and child marriage one plait at a time

For Irene Asibazuyo, hairdressing is the "magic" skill that helped her overcome trauma and earn a living.

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Community-led enforcement shows the way on ending child marriage in Ethiopia

A recent arrest in Ethiopia underscores the importance of the Joint UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage.

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Amid conflict, mental health care gives Yemeni survivor of violence a new lease on life

This week's International Conference on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Crisis Situations will focus on survivors of trauma and conflict like Salwa.

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Real men respect women, says school for husbands in Burkina Faso

Waimbabie Gnoumou is learning to be a better husband, says his wife, Martine. That’s because he is going to a special school that teaches men exactly that. The Husbands and Future Husbands School in Mamboué, a village…

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When health workers harm: the medicalization of female genital mutilation in Egypt

“About 75 per cent of female genital mutilation in the country is performed by doctors,” said Dr. Ayman Sadek, an expert on the subject.

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Global efforts show progress on making women and girls feel safe

The Spotlight Initiative reviewed its early achievements at a high-level event on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly.

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Leaders call on world to end scourge of gender violence

“Much more needs to be done," said Dr. Kanem at a panel discussion on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Preventable maternal deaths down from 2000, but rate of progress at a crawl

"The decline is far from adequate,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem. Data from 2017 show that approximately 810 women die each day of preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.

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Joy after a frightening preterm delivery in Liberia

Out of nine pregnancies, Anna Bondo had suffered seven stillbirths, each one a crushing heartbreak. Last month, pregnant for the tenth time, Ms. Bondo went into an early labour, and immediately feared the worst.

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