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14 November 2018

Female chief from Malawi uses her power to end harmful practices against girls and women

Married at the tender age of 14, Traditional Authority Mwanza, one of Malawi’s female chiefs, knows only too well the opportunities that are lost when girls are married off early.

9 November 2018

Manufacturing condoms in Africa: an urgent health and economic priority

The East and Southern African (ESA) region, home to nearly 550 million people, has made noteworthy progress in tackling HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unmet need for family planning. Today, the region...

26 October 2018

Respect young people's rights and reap the demographic dividend

If the demographic dividend is to be harnessed, then the fundamental civil, political and socioeconomic rights of young people, including young women, must be protected and respected, said Dereje Wordofa, UNFPA Deputy...

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Not so long ago, most people had large families: five children, on average. Where once...
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