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14 September 2021
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Saving girls from early marriages

Saving girls from early marriages On this Friday afternoon, the safe space in Kalonjere village in Machinga, is bristling with activity as a group of girls’ chat animatedly discussing various topics... Read more

7 September 2021
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Advocating for better services for persons with disabilities

Despite having born with physical disabilities, which makes it difficult for him to walk, Stephano Mkeka is regarded as a role model in his community. Stephano, who is currently studying for a... Read more

31 August 2021
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Putting smiles back with fistula repairs

Early December last year, Sichile Saidi woke up feeling ill. All her body was in pain. At first, Sichile thought the pain was because of the heavy work in the garden she had done the previous day.... Read more

26 July 2021
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Delivering family planning services to the last mile

When Khadija Yassin (24) got the news that she has been selected to go for a training as a community based distribution agent (CBDA), she didn’t have an idea of what constituted the said role. “Word... Read more

14 July 2021
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Liberating women and girls from fistula

Isabella Yatima, a patient at Mangochi District Hospital waited with bated breath for the results of a medical operation performed on her, and hoped for the best results from the procedure.  The... Read more

8 June 2021
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FAO, UNFPA roll out SHRH module in farmer field school

Healthy farmers, healthy harvest

Agnes Mwale* (45) has never had formal employment. To survive, she farms a small piece of land a stone throw away from her village. For years, Agnes has been able to feed her five children, but in... Read more

11 May 2021
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Menstruation and human rights - Frequently asked questions

How is menstruation related to human rights? When does menstruation start? What are common myths and taboos about menstruation? What is period poverty? These and many more questions are answered in... Read more

5 May 2021
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Dedicated to saving mothers and their newborns

Every morning, Judith Mgogo, a nurse-midwife at Nsanje District Hospital maternity ward, kneels down to pray for her safety before embarking on a 15-minute walk to work.  For Judith, the past two... Read more

14 April 2021
Press Release

Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA report, My Body is My Own

Violations include rape, forced sterilization, virginity testing, female genital mutilation and more NEW YORK, 14 April 2021 - Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to... Read more

14 April 2021
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Bodily autonomy: Busting 7 myths that undermine individual rights and freedoms

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, according to data from 57 countries, UNFPA’s flagship report announced today. The 2021 State of World Population... Read more

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