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12 September 2018
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A family in Kyrgyzstan
Understanding population dynamics is essential as societies around the world strive to achieve the ambitious and holistic Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Taking a human-rights based approach –... Read more
10 September 2018
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KYIV, Ukraine — Rigid, traditional views of gender roles in society and stereotypical ideas about masculinity and femininity are common among men in Ukraine, contributing to gender-based violence,... Read more
5 September 2018
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Student Alenda Bakhtiarova in a classroom at Karajala Public School
KARAJALA, Georgia — “Girls can’t walk alone freely here; most of them don’t even own phones,” says Alenda Bakhtiarova, a 16-year-old student in the rural village of Karajala, a settlement in Georgia’... Read more
30 August 2018
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AHAL/DASHOGUZ/MARY, Turkmenistan – Newlyweds Jahan and Dayanch sat in the waiting room of a small health clinic, about to do something extraordinary – they were about to receive a check-up of their... Read more
15 August 2018
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CHISINAU, Moldova — “Health Education – My Right, My Choice” was selected as the winning slogan in a creative competition held at a vocational training school in Chisinau as part of a UNFPA-supported... Read more
10 August 2018
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CHISINAU, Moldova — A three-year programme of demographic analysis and research activities focused on family and gender issues will be carried out in the Republic of Moldova under a co-financing... Read more
8 August 2018
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Dr. Hadel Bakjaje
ŞANLIURFA, Turkey – Refugee women and girls face extraordinary hardships. They endure grave risks and often brutal violence, and many are thrust into poverty. But they can also face another, more... Read more
6 August 2018
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CIMISLIA, the Republic of Moldova – Maria* gave birth to her first child when she was 16, an age when most of her peers were graduating from secondary school. Today, at 22 years old, she has three... Read more
30 July 2018
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ŞANLIURFA, Turkey – “Even today, we saw a 17 year old who is pregnant and already has a child,” said midwife Neval, sitting in the Devtesti Centre, a women and girls safe space in Şanlıurfa, Turkey.... Read more
24 July 2018
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ABSHERON, Azerbaijan – Fourteen-year-old Maryam stood, awe-struck, at the edge of an indoor football pitch in Absheron, Azerbaijan. “For me, seeing a real soccer pitch, a real goal net, and putting... Read more

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