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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

14 April 2021
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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

25 January 2021
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Young people lead the charge on climate change and population growth in Malawi

DEDZA, Malawi—Just 85 kilometres south of Malawi’s capital, the impact of global warming is abundantly clear. Hunger is becoming increasingly common due to famine caused by unfavourable rainfalls and... Read more

30 September 2020
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Preventing unintended pregnancies during COVID-19 crisis

Thokozani Blamu from Lundu village in Nsanje got pregnant at the age of 17. As per her local customs, she had to get married to the boy responsible for the pregnancy. During the early days of the... Read more

30 September 2020
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Making available family planning services during COVID-19

Ensuring family planning access during the COVID-19 pandemic

In January, as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world, Malawi clang to the hope that the deadly disease stays outside its borders. But all the hope came crumbling when the country recorded its... Read more

11 June 2020
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Child marriage in Malawi

Fighting teen pregnancies to keep girls in school

Early marriages affecting girls' education LILONGWE, Malawi- Four years ago, Chapita primary school in Salima was faced with a huge task of making sure that young girls stay in school. Every school... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. New York, USA, 27 April 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the... Read more

17 April 2020
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UNFPA supports pregnant women and young people in response to rising COVID-19 infections in Malawi

MALAWI—In early April, Malawi recorded its first COVID-19 case and in response the government declared a national state of disaster. Yet for UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, preparations... Read more

26 February 2020
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Female chiefs vow to end child marriage in Malawi

LILONGWE, Malawi-More than 100 female chiefs, spouses of chiefs and initiators of rite of passage ceremonies from eight districts in Malawi have made a vow to fight early marriages in their areas of... Read more

28 January 2020
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Mariata is now back in school after giving birth

Choosing education over early marriage

LILONGWE, Malawi- Two years ago, Ms. Hawa Jawada was living a happy life with her family at their home village in Salima district, Malawi. Her husband was a well-known painter and he had many... Read more

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