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20 April 2018
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ISTANBUL, Turkey — The idea of a workshop to teach men how to iron clothes was initially greeted with skepticism, if not outright mockery, by Aleksandar Grujic’s male peers in the former Yugoslav... Read more
6 April 2018
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Rima, a Syrian refugee now working as a health mediator in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey — When Amira* was 14 years old and growing up in Syria, she agreed to marry a man she didn’t love to fulfil her dying mother’s wish to witness her daughter’s wedding day. But once they... Read more
30 March 2018
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Two actors perform a scene from the forum theater play ‘Ruža’
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina — Growing up in poverty, Ruža felt trapped and betrayed when her brother arranged for her to be married off to an older man at the age of 15, forcing her to drop out... Read more
12 February 2018
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ISTANBUL/MINSK – UNFPA has entered into a new partnership with OWHealth, the parent company behind the popular period-tracker app and women’s health platform Flo, which has over 13 million active... Read more
19 January 2018
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ATHENS, Greece/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Over two years ago, Greece became the centre of a refugee and migration crisis, with hundreds of thousands of people streaming into the country, many of them... Read more
22 November 2017
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – “That’s what’s left of my teeth after my husband beat me,” Ameera* said at a women’s shelter in south-western Yemen. She held out three white shards, which she keeps as... Read more
20 November 2017
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Youth peer educator Marjo Rabiaj
BALLSH, Albania – It’s not always easy talking to young people about sexual and reproductive health in the classroom. “Whenever a question about our bodies was raised in biology class, there was... Read more
17 October 2017
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Unchecked inequality, failure to protect the rights of poorest women could threaten unrest, undermine peace and world’s development goals, new UNFPA report warns Only about half of the world’s women... Read more
17 October 2017
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TBILISI, Georgia — Like many other girls from rural villages in Georgia, Elene* didn’t learn much about her reproductive health as an adolescent. The only topic her mother discussed with her was... Read more
17 October 2017
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Anya Shevko with her daughter, Nastya
MOZYR, Belarus — When Anya Shevko, 29, became pregnant, she had to weigh herself at a purchasing centre for recyclable materials because the maternity clinic in her city did not have suitable scales... Read more

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