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Crashing a wedding, saving a child bride: App helps girl avoid child marriage

When a 13-year-old girl in the remote village of Darbhanga, in India’s Bihar State, overheard her parents planning to marry her off to a 15-year-boy the very next day, she had little hope to stop it.

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Amid Marawi crisis, displaced young people empower their communities

Seventeen-year-old Abdul Nasser Berua stood before a group of teenagers, explaining how they can protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections such as HIV.

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As Rohingya refugee crisis escalates, women emerge as front-line responders

The border between Bangladesh and Myanmar is the site of the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. Over 620,000 Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Rakhine State in Myanmar have arrived in Cox’s Bazar District in just…

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Running for her life: A journey of violence, displacement and healing

Dalia Asinde was married 16 years ago in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She was 22 and in love, she said. But her husband soon became violent – and relentless. She lost count of the beatings, insults and torments…

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View from a camp in Myanmar – one family's story from before the recent crisis

More than 600,000 people, most of them Rohingya, have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh since August, representing a massive escalation in an already grave humanitarian crisis. Yet many people remain in Myanmar, living in…

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“I felt like a prisoner”: Spousal violence in Iraq

“There are lots of setbacks in life, but what matters is standing up again,” said 33-year-old Cojine*. She would know. She endured years of spousal abuse.

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In Paraguay, urging young people to end dating violence

At only 16 years old, Laura* has already experienced intimate partner violence. “For two years, I put up with verbal and even physical abuse,” she said, referring to an ex-boyfriend. “It’s one of the worst things I have…

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UNFPA scales up response after Iraq earthquake

In the aftermath of the powerful earthquake that struck the Iraq-Iran border on 12 November, UNFPA has scaled up its emergency response to meet the needs of women and girls.

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A story of violence: 16 objects show the reality of gender-based violence around the world

“That’s what’s left of my teeth after my husband beat me,” Ameera* said at a women’s shelter in south-western Yemen.

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