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For Malawi students, menstrual cups offer cost-saving alternative

Prisca Gama, 22, and Given Mwira, 26, remember first trying the menstrual cup in November 2016. The women, both fourth-year students at Mzuzu University in northern Malawi, quickly became enthusiastic about the product…

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After Peru floods, women emerge as leaders, advocates

“When the disaster struck, I was in an advanced stage of pregnancy, and all I did was try to protect my life and my children’s lives,” said Lily, 40, describing how her family fled flooding in the Illimo district of…

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Among Syrian refugees, dispelling myths about contraceptives

I don’t want more kids and I’m afraid to get pregnant,” said Fatima*, a 37-year-old Syrian refugee and mother of six, at a UNFPA-supported clinic.

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UNFPA delivers aid to previously unreached Sheikh Maqsoud in Aleppo

Two mobile reproductive health teams have been deployed to the Sheikh Maqsoud area of Aleppo following the arrival of a UNFPA and Syrian Arab Red Cross mission on 28 December, the first time a UN agency has entered the…

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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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