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11 October 2021
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director for International Day of the Girl Child

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Day of the Girl 11 October     Girls are born with power. Every girl has within her possibilities that should flourish as she... Read more

31 August 2021
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Towards a brighter future for girls, women, and youth in the midst of humanitarian crises

“Despite 5 days waiting to get out, fleeing Palma district with nothing, a 3-day boat trip to Pemba district, the girls we met still dream of being nurses, teachers, doctors - including one girl who... Read more

30 August 2021
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Op-Ed: How to Reap a Demographic Dividend

This op-ed was first published on Project Syndicate MAPUTO – Mozambique often makes international headlines these days because of its frequent cyclones and the worsening conflict in the north of the... Read more

30 August 2021
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Ibo Island: Once a location for safety and refuge becomes an area in dire need

IBO ISLAND, Mozambique - Increasing threats from the conflict in Cabo Delgado drove Jamila*, a 23-year-old mother of three, to flee her home in Macomia District and on to Ibo Island in search of... Read more

17 August 2021
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Engaging boys to advance sexual and reproductive health in Mozambique

"I grew up hearing and understanding that men are superior to women and that when any man speaks, a woman needs to be silenced, but volunteering for this programme made me learn that men and women... Read more

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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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

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

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

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