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The Syrian crisis has left hundreds of thousands of adolescent girls vulnerable to child marriage and in need of adequate gender-based violence, sexual education and reproductive health services. UNFPA is helping to fill this void in Jordan, where 42,000 Syrian refugees are...

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A new report from Eastern and Southern Africa links shame and misinformation around menstruation to gender discrimination, child marriage, exclusion, poverty, violence and untreated health problems.
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“I felt embarrassed to be a girl and felt like it was a punishment,” recalled 13-year-old Faith, describing her first period. The Menstrual Health Management Symposium is taking aim at period shame.

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