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Dependent, deprived: Child brides in India tell their stories

MADHYA PRADESH/RAJASTHAN, India – “I was 16 and never missed a day at school,” recalled Komal, who was forced to drop out of school and become a child bride. “I had to leave it all as my parents had bartered me for a…

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Safeguarding Malawi’s young people

When Sophie was 13 years old, her world was shattered when her elder sister suddenly died. Sophie was forced to drop out of school to care for her six younger siblings.

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After being declared dead, Syrian refugee rebuilds life

AMMAN, Jordan – Amir* arrived in Jordan two years ago with gunshot wounds in his back. He had been beaten and even declared dead while his family tried to flee their home in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. Today, he…

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Mobile camps bring life-saving care to Nepal's quake-affected

DHUNKHARKA, Nepal – Shuvadra Acharya, 28, gave birth only one day before Nepal’s devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake. When the quake struck, her house began to shake apart – with her and the baby inside. “The wall of…

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Youth empowerment, education, employment key to future development

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Young people are increasingly recognized as critical actors in matters of global importance. "I place great hope in their power to shape our future,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban…

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School campaign aims to help Côte d’Ivoire reap demographic dividend

"I knew I was pregnant, but I talked to my classmate, not my parents or my teachers,” said Amina, 18, a student in Daoukro, Côte d’Ivoire. “My parents were very upset and not kind. They rejected me." The…

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Procurement Statistics for 2014 are now available

The 2014 UNFPA Procurement Statistics have been released.

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One month after Nepal's quake, needs of women, girls still enormous

UNITED NATIONS, New York – More than a month has passed since homes and lives were shattered by Nepal’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The disaster triggered landslides and violent aftershocks that have pushed families out…

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Burundi refugees giving birth in unsafe conditions

Women are giving birth on ferries, in temporary shelters and en route to Tanzania’s Nyarugusu refugee camp, say relief workers responding to the Burundi crisis, which has sent tens of thousands of people fleeing across…

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