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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
4 November 2015
Press Release
Empower women through information
Niamey, 2 November 2015. The “Sahel Women Empowerment and Demographic Dividend” (SWEDD) Project was officially launched on 2 November 2015, under the patronage of His Excellency, Mr. Brigi Rafini,... Read more
29 October 2015
Media Advisory
Niamey, 29 October 2015. The launch of the "Sahel Women Empowerment and Demographic Dividend Project” will take place in Niamey Palais des Congres on 2 November 2015 under the high patronage of His... Read more
22 October 2015
Dispatch
YAOUNDE/BATOURI, Cameroon – How does one comfort the family of an abused adolescent girl, or assist a pregnant survivor of sexual assault? In Batouri, in eastern Cameroon, these difficult tasks are... Read more
22 October 2015
Media Advisory
Dakar, 20 October 2015- On 25 September 2015, 193 Member States of the United Nations unanimously adopted the sustainable development goals paving the way towards a world of equity and inclusion.  ... Read more
16 October 2015
Dispatch
KELO, Chad – Fifteen nurses and midwives sit in a spacious classroom in Kelo, in southern Chad. In the corner is a makeshift delivery room, where pregnant mannequins wait in various stages of labour... Read more

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