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In Afghanistan, obstetric fistula left Noorjahan living in the shadows for 49 years. With support from UNFPA, she received surgery to repair the injury. © Andrea Bruce/ NOOR
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Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth. The condition "is silently robbing millions of women and girls of their health, hope and dignity," said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem in her statement marking the...

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A midwife has become the only female Member of Parliament in the Comoros. She brings the fight for gender equality with her.
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In her home district in far-western Nepal, 19-year-old Sangita BK needs no introduction. She is well-known as an activist against child marriage. In the last three years, she has – on her own – stopped at least a dozen child marriages.

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