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The future at her fingertips: What happens when girls say #IDONT

This Valentine’s Day, UNFPA is exploring what happens when girls are emboldened to say “I don’t” to child marriage.

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When women rule: Malawi chief battles harms against girls

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.

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Ramping up cervical cancer prevention efforts in the Republic of Moldova

Cervical cancer is extremely deadly – and common. Yet a vast majority of these deaths could be prevented with simple screening and vaccination efforts.

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In Burundi, sexual health education helps youth protect themselves, their futures

“I was afraid for my life," Cecile* told UNFPA. Without sexual health education, she did not know how to protect herself from unintended pregnancy.

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To tackle domestic violence, Ukraine looks to UNFPA’s mobile assistance teams

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.

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“Why me?” – Stigma, lack of information leave Myanmar youth in the dark on HIV

“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.

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“I was a little girl taking care of other kids” – After violence and neglect, women in Morocco find space to heal

In Morocco, an estimated 63 per cent of women aged 18 to 64 have experienced some form of gender-based violence.

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Youth advocates for family planning break taboos in the Maldives

In a country where marriage is a requirement for access to family planning, young people are stepping up and speaking out.

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Looming famine threatens the lives of 2 million pregnant women and new mothers in Yemen

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen has become the worst in the world.

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