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To end violence against women, Cambodian project teaches healthy relationships

KAMPONG CHAM, Cambodia – Women in Cambodia’s Kampong Cham Province are no strangers to violence. A staggering 33 per cent of women in the province have experienced physical violence since age 15, a 2014 survey revealed. Statistics for the whole of Cambodia are not much better. Nationwide, one out of five women has been subjected to physical

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Nine Wins for Young People at the 71st UN General Assembly

Last month, hundreds of heads of state, delegates, and governments from all over the world gathered in New York City for the High-Level segment of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. From high-level meetings with Heads of States, to events with celebrities, young people certainly made their mark on the UN Headquarters’

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Joint UN Programme Aims to Empower Over 1 Million Girls in Mozambique

From UNFPA NAMPULA Mozambique – “Before I entered the safe space, I was shy, and it was difficult for me to express myself. I spent my free time after school with vulnerable girlfriends my age who had left school to marry, and some were even pregnant,” 16-year-old Amelia Abadala Salimo told UNFPA. “I felt afraid

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A new mobile app brings the digital revolution to adolescent maternal care in Uganda

From UNFPA For four months, Team GetIN worked late into the night, feverishly coding and brainstorming, dedicated to achieving two main objectives: One, develop a mobile app that could revolutionize maternal care for young mothers throughout Uganda – and eventually, they hoped, the world. And two, win First Prize in UNFPA’s Hack for Youth competition,

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On the move: A new mobile clinic reaches refugee women in the Balkans

From UNFPA  On a bleak, cold day in late February, hundreds of refugees, bundled in winter coats and carrying bulging bags and baskets, stream into the Tebanovce transit centre, stationed on the border between the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia. Most have been travelling for months, and will likely only rest here for

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Young Innovators Fellowship Programme – Technical Positions Arab States

From UNFPA   Level: Internships / fellowships Contract Type: Fellowship Closing date: 22 February 2016 - 5:00pm (New York time) Duty station: Cairo, Egypt Job ID: 5311 Hiring today’s innovators, developing tomorrow’s leaders! Do you have a passion to make a difference in your community? Do you want to advocate for the rights of young people

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Young South Sudanese actors and athletes take on violence, HIV

From UNFPA Adjumani, Uganda – Weeks after violence erupted in in South Sudan, Mike Marchar fled for his life. He found safe haven in the Ayilo Refugee Settlement in northern Uganda, but lost track of his family. He doesn’t know whether they are still alive. The carnage he witnessed has stayed with him. But there

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Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security

Story by UNFPA Palestinian youth and Y-Peer trainers from Syria and Jordan stand in front of a mural they have created at a school run by the UN Relief and Works Agency in Zarqa, Jordan. © Y-Peer/Abdelbari Hamad The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution calling on countries to engage young people

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Phone line answers burning questions of Afghan youth

Young people in Band-e-Amir, Afghanistan. A UNFPA-supported hotline is helping Afghanistan's youth learn about their health and rights. © UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein KABUL, Afghanistan – "We had a case where one of the callers, a girl, was pregnant, and when she told her boyfriend about her condition, he disappeared. She was desperate when

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‘We were judgmental of young people’

Malawi – “I thought family planning was for married people, not for girls. We were not friendly to young people. We were judgmental,” says Blessings Sonkhanani, a nurse at Namwera Health Center. “Now I know that anyone of childbearing age is eligible for family planning. Now we know what young people need, we’re special to

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