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15 July 2021
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Community leaders become allies in ending child marriage in Mozambique

MAPUTO, Mozambique—“The new law against child marriage is a huge milestone for community leaders. I am disseminating the law in my community and bringing more awareness on the consequences of child... Read more

9 July 2021
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With COVID-19 heralding changes in fertility, leaders must urgently support women’s rights and choices

CHISINAU, Moldova/TETE PROVINCE, Mozambique/CARACAS, Venezuela – “I don’t want to be scared anymore,” 26-year-old Maira Opikuko told UNFPA in Zulia, Venezuela. “I already have six children. I don’t... Read more

9 July 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences on population

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day  For some, it has led some to postponing childbearing. For others, disruptions in health care have led to unintended... Read more

16 June 2021
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No-cost, ride-hailing platform brings pregnant women to health facilities for safe births

When a woman goes into labor during the night, we don’t have a choice, as traditional birth attendants, we have to be there to assist her. I even call the nurse at the health center to let her know... Read more

7 June 2021
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Life-saving health and protection support vital for women and girls fleeing violence from Palma, Cabo Delgado

Palma, Mozambique - “One of the major challenges is access to medicines and medical care at health facilities,” shares a displaced woman from Palma District in northern Mozambique. As she recounts... Read more

28 May 2021
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Mozambique, Angola help girls manage menstrual health and hygiene in crises and beyond

MAPUTO, Mozambique/LUANDA, Angola – It can be challenging enough when a girl gets her first period – she may not even know what is happening to her body. Now put her in a situation in which she’s... Read more

25 May 2021
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Supporting the dignity of menstruating women and girls displaced by conflict in Mozambique

Pemba, Mozambique - The day that the violent conflict began in Palma on March 24, Rosina* left her home and fled into the bush - and was caught off guard by her period. "This was a very challenging... Read more

21 May 2021
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A Mozambique obstetric fistula survivor’s journey from “I was nothing” to “I am capable of everything”

MOCUBA, ZAMBEZIA PROVINCE, Mozambique – Beatriz Sebastião suffered in silence. She had no friends in the neighborhood or at school. When she went to church, she sat alone. When she went to the river... Read more

11 May 2021
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Menstruation and human rights - Frequently asked questions

How is menstruation related to human rights? When does menstruation start? What are common myths and taboos about menstruation? What is period poverty? These and many more questions are answered in... Read more

5 May 2021
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The Evidence Is Clear: The Life-Saving Importance of Midwives

Midwives in Mozambique play a key role in improving, delivering and supporting sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health for mothers and their babies. Especially in rural communities,... Read more

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