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18 March 2016
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Dakar, 18 March 2016 — The National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHFPC); UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund; and the Partners in Population and... Read more
11 March 2016
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NIAMEY, Niger – When Fati was 12-years old, her father removed her from school in Niamey and sent her to Nigeria to marry a 40-year-old man. A year later, she was hospitalized with injuries inflicted... Read more
23 February 2016
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A woman hugs a health worker after her successful fistula repair surgery. ©UNFPA Cameroon
ATOURI, Cameroon – Due to complications during the birth of her 11th child, Zandelé Colette, now 56, underwent an emergency caesarean section. However, the procedure occurred too late to save the... Read more
19 February 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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