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Lesotho Youth Commit to Accelerating the Cairo Promise
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Young people of Lesotho signed a commitment on accelerating the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Program of Action of 1994, during the Lesotho Youth Dialogue on ICPD held on the 5th July 2019 in Maseru. The Youth commit to; ensuring that no woman or girl dies from Preventable Maternal Deaths by 2030, Zero New HIV Infections among young people, access to Sexual and R...
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Keflene Yakobo tried to do everything right during her pregnancy. Though she was young – married at age 17 and pregnant at 19 – she was diligent about receiving regular check-ups. “I started attending antenatal clinics as soon as I realized I was pregnant, and continued throughout my entire term,” Ms. Yakobo told UNFPA.
Women Walk Long distances to get water during drought
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When a 14-year-old girl who was still in primary school was made pregnant by a Herder in her village in Mafeteng, 77 kilometers from Lesotho’s capital Maseru, she was married off to the Herder by her parents, much to the chagrin of her community who could not do anything about the matter. After being trained on mainstreaming protection, including child protection, Gender Based Violence (GBV) and migration in humanit...