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Finding a way out of child marriage and towards a vocation

At a women's centre in Iraq, a Syrian refugee gains the support she needs to avoid marriage, and the skills and experience to help others do the same.

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In Turkey, a safe haven for Syrian refugee survivors

Fatima endured brutal domestic violence, and she gave birth alone as war raged outside. But now she has a new life, and a new power: independence.

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A turning point for girls' and women’s menstrual health in Africa

“I felt embarrassed to be a girl and felt like it was a punishment,” recalled 13-year-old Faith, describing her first period. The Menstrual Health Management Symposium is taking aim at period shame.

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Child bride and fistula survivor becomes an advocate for change

Fistula is one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries, and it is almost entirely preventable.

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Debilitating childbirth injury takes major toll on women

Obstetric fistula affects the most vulnerable, marginalized women – those without access to quality obstetric care.

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In war-torn Yemen, a devastating childbirth injury, then a glimpse of hope

On Wednesday, the world will observe the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.

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Expanding family planning choices for women in the Philippines

Access to a wide range of contraceptive options is critical to fulfilling the human right to family planning.

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Haiti vasectomy campaign draws over 300 per cent anticipated turnout

“At 55, I already have four children. I realized that I do not have enough resources to take care of more mouths in my family,” said one man who chose to get a vasectomy.

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Midwife describes working under ISIL, taking a dangerous stand for women

“I knew that I was risking my life," Um Qassem told UNFPA.

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