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

Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, according to data from 57 countries, UNFPA’s flagship report announced today. The 2021... 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

Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to decide whether to have sex with their partners, use contraception or seek... Read more

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

Just 85 km south of Malawi’s capital, the impact of global warming is abundantly clear. Hunger is becoming increasingly common due to famine caused... 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 most countries, COVID-19 has led to disruption of critical sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services to adolescent girls and women. In... Read more

30 September 2020
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Preventing unintended pregnancies during COVID-19 crisis

UNFPA is supporting local authorities in Malawi to ensure that family planning services and commodities are available for women and adolescent girls... Read more

11 June 2020
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Child marriage in Malawi

Fighting teen pregnancies to keep girls in school

With 49 percent of girls getting married before their 18th birthday, UNFPA and partners is working to keep girls in school in Malawi

28 April 2020
Press Release

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

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the number of women unable to access family planning, facing unintended pregnancies, gender-based violence and... 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

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... Read more

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

Forty seven percent of women in Malawi are married before the age of 18, which puts Malawi on 12th in the world on early child marriages

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

Choosing education over early marriage

A mother's love for education sees her refuse to handover over teen daughter for marriage

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