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10 April 2019
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KYIV, Ukraine — Dany Stolbunov, now 20, admired and trusted his doctor in Ukraine enough to confide in him that he wanted to go to medical school. He hoped for affirmation of his dreams. Instead, he... Read more
10 April 2019
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BERAT, Albania — Tefta Shakaj always wanted to study at university to become a doctor, but that was not an option for her in Albania when she was a teenager. “We were obliged to do what we were told... Read more
10 April 2019
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By Alanna Armitage Three decades, roughly a generation, after the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia emerged from the collapse of Communism and embarked on the path to market economy and... Read more
10 April 2019
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UNITED NATIONS, New York — Reproductive rights and choices have become a reality for more women than ever, says UNFPA’s flagship report, State of World Population 2019, released today. Yet despite... Read more
10 April 2019
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REZINA/CIMIȘLIA, Moldova — At age 17, Ana-Maria Odobescu is active at school and as a volunteer, helping other adolescents learn about healthy lifestyles. With her parents’ support, she is excited... Read more
5 April 2019
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PRILEP, North Macedonia—Orphaned as a child and pregnant by an adult boyfriend at the age of 14, Isabela was highly vulnerable to the fate that befalls so many girls in her predominately Roma... Read more
22 March 2019
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BIHAC/SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina – “We still risk our lives,” said Hatidza*, a 26-year-old migrant transiting through Bosnia and Herzegovina. “Last time when we tried to pass the border, you... Read more
8 March 2019
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – In 1994, global leaders committed to achieving a better, fairer world for women.  At the International Conference on Population and Development, governments agreed that... Read more
7 March 2019
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A new report launched in Brussels on 6 March 2019 gives a detailed picture of the physical, sexual and psychological violence many women and girls have had to endure in Eastern and Southeastern... Read more
6 February 2019
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – More than 150 million. This is the number of girls who could become child brides by 2030 if the world does not act decisively to end child marriage. On average, tens of... Read more

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