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Helping young people take charge of their bodies, their lives, our world

There are 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24. Listen to their voices.

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Displaced women in eastern Ethiopia stand up to pressure, stigma over family planning

Trik Dulene knows all about bullying and coercion when it comes to a woman’s reproductive choices. 

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Want to end preventable maternal deaths? Spend (at least) six times more by 2030

A new costing exercise calls for dramatic increases in spending on maternal health, family planning and to end harmful practices.

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Mother with disability hopes for better life with family planning

Arek Chuor, 32, expects to deliver her seventh child in September. It will be her last, she insists. A childhood polio infection has left her with impaired mobility, including a permanent limp. The challenges are only…

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Venezuelan volunteers provide humanitarian relief to migrants, refugees

Empowered former migrants and refugees are the new humanitarian responders to Venezuela's emergency.

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Twenty-five years ago, leaders promised to advance women’s health and rights. Have they delivered?

Twenty-five years ago, on 13 September, world leaders adopted the visionary ICPD Programme of Action. See how it has changed the world.

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A graduate at 47, new midwife triumphs over life’s trials

At age 47, Angelina Akongo was the oldest of 73 midwifery and nursing students from Juba and Kajo Keji to graduate this year – and she feels like a brand new person. “I am a better person now,” she said.

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After days on the run, pregnant Syrian woman finds safe haven and safe delivery

“I have no home. I have lost everything. And now I have to give birth to my baby in a camp,” Khadeeja told UNFPA.

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From social outcast to future teacher: A Malawi fistula survivor’s story

“I consider myself very lucky," says Monica Kaleso, a Malawian fistula survivor who overcame stigma after being treated.

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