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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
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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
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

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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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

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

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

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