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19 February 2016
In the News
Balkissa Chaibou now feels a sense of responsibility to her family
Balkissa Chaibou dreamed of becoming a doctor, but when she was 12 she was shocked to learn she had been promised as a bride to her cousin. She decided to fight for her rights - even if that meant... Read more
9 February 2016
Dispatch
Wife of the Vice President, H.E Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo presenting the Efua award to the Winner Diana Kendi Makala
Abuja, Nigeria– At a ceremony in the Nigerian Capital State House, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and UNICEF launched on 9 February 2016 their joint programme on the abandonment of Female... Read more
8 February 2016
Media Advisory
Young people especially girls must be protected and educated ©UNFPA
 “As a group, adolescent girls can be a formidable force to create a better world with the right investments, support and interventions; adolescent girls have the power and potential to transform... Read more
27 January 2016
Dispatch
DAKAR, Senegal – On a hot summer day in December 2015, Khady, a quiet 19-year-old, approached a lively crowd of Senegalese youth gathered on a beach in Keur Massar, a development near Dakar. She... Read more
19 January 2016
Dispatch
Kano, NIGERIA. The 132 women were under the UNFPA and its partners’ project in Kwalli Center under the rehabilitation programme, they had earlier benefitted from free surgical and related medical... Read more
7 January 2016
Dispatch
N’DJAMENA, Chad – Like many child brides, Micheline Yotoudjim suffered terribly after she was married. She was married off at age 14, became pregnant at 16, and then experienced a prolonged,... Read more
17 December 2015
Dispatch
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone. “I owe gratitude to UNFPA. Had it not been for the efforts of their contact tracers, I keep wondering whether I would have been alive today.” These are the words of the... Read more
3 December 2015
Press Release
Mr. Mabingue Ngom, UNFPA Regional Director for West and Central Africa, and Kalzeubet Pahimi Deubet, Prime Minister of Chad
Sido, Chad, 3 December 2015. The Republic of Chad hosted on December 3, 2015, the regional launch of the 2015 State of World Population Report at Sido, in the Moyen-Chari Region and at the border... Read more
23 November 2015
Dispatch
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17 November 2015
Dispatch
ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire – AD’s* nightmare began when her parents died. “My uncle decided to marry me off against my will. I refused and ran away,” she said. AD sought help from her brother-in-law, “... Read more

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