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Solar power brings light to Congolese refugees in Angola

Since the outbreak of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kasai region earlier this year, nearly 35,000 refugees have poured into Angola’s Lunda Norte Province.

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SMS tool brings sexual, reproductive health information to Rwanda’s youth

Rwanda’s health system has seen great improvements in recent years, yet one area of health care remains underserved, particularly for young people: sexual and reproductive health.

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Enduring domestic violence in Iraq: One woman’s story

“I was so desperate, I had lost hope. Committing suicide seemed the only escape from the abuse, back then,” Fatima* said in an interview earlier this month. “I didn’t know how to handle the pain.”

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Judges in Nicaragua learn to see the world through the eyes of vulnerable women

At only 19, Michelle Zeledón, from the north of Nicaragua, has been through a lot. She watched her father beat her mother, and endured years of his verbal abuse. “One time, during the Holy Week, my dad tried to kill my…

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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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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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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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