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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...
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Fifty years ago, it was hard for women to obtain contraception and relatively easy to die giving birth. Many women were unable to decide whom and when to marry, and when or whether to have children. A worldwide movement to give women real choices in life culminated in the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), where a consensus was reached about the links between women’s empowerment, sex...
UNFPA Supports Delivery of SRH Services
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Community Health Worker Mrs Mateele Masoabi does not wish for anyone to have 10 children like she did. It is for this reason that she at times walks long distances, for hours, to ensure good health, especially sexual and reproductive health for her community. One drives for around two hours, meandering along the mountains to get to her home at Mangaung, Moremoholo in Mokhotlong district. “Whenever I go to Mokhotlon...

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The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25

12 November 2019
Accelerating the promise This year marks the 25th anniversary of the ground breaking International Conference on...