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2 October 2019
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Spotlight pilot phase improves access to justice for survivors of gender-based violence

Malawi—Access to justice for survivors of gender-based violence is improving in Malawi following implementation of the pilot phase of the Spotlight Initiative in two of the six target districts. The... Read more

1 October 2019
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Leaders call on world to end scourge of gender-based violence

JUBA/KINSHASA/NEW YORK – Betty* is a survivor. The South Sudanese teenager has risen above a horrific act of violence and reclaimed her life. But her heroic act of recovery should never have been... Read more

27 September 2019
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Reproductive health rights essential to peace, progress, gender equality – South Sudan’s First Vice President

JUBA, South Sudan—Peace, progress and gender equality will not be possible without women enjoying their rights to sexual and reproductive health, said First Vice President General Taban Deng Gai, as... Read more

24 September 2019
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What needs to be done to achieve the Promise of Cairo on sexual and reproductive health and rights for adolescents and young people?

We must invent and promote responsive and sensitive systems that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights among young people, said Dr. Shungu Gwarinda, Interim CEO of the Graҁa Machel Trust... Read more

19 September 2019
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Maternal mental health matters! Let’s act now

WINDHOEK, Namibia—“Around one in five women will experience a mental health problem during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth, but maternal mental health disorders are treatable.” Postpartum... Read more

19 September 2019
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Even one preventable maternal death is simply not acceptable

WINDHOEK, Namibia—Midwives, health-care providers and professional associations are the closest to delivering on the promise of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) to... Read more

18 September 2019
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Family members arrested for planning child marriage for 15-year-old girl in Ethiopia

KOLA TEMBEIN DISTRICT, Tigray Region, Ethiopia—Earlier this year, Haderu Gebray, 15, and her parents were arrested for planning her wedding. Child marriage is illegal in Ethiopia yet her father, who... Read more

10 September 2019
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"Trust and empower us” – young Ugandans on their sexual and reproductive health and rights

KAMPALA, Uganda—Young people in Uganda are experiencing a pushback and backlash regarding their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), particularly in regards to sexuality education,... Read more

3 September 2019
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“We need concrete actions. We’re protesting for our future” – youth climate change activists

PRETORIA, South Africa -- Twelve-year old Yola Mgogwana’s face beams with excitement when she is asked to share what she is doing to mitigate global climate change. “I [make] eco-bricks with rubbish... Read more

2 September 2019
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Climate change disproportionately affects women and young girls – and here’s why

“Women bear the brunt of extreme weather events because they lack economic, political and legal power.” Action needs to be escalated regarding climate change to create a sustainable green future,... Read more

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