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Date: 07/09/2019
Source: Daily Monitor
Type: In the News
Government has indicated the country is on course to meet the family planning 2020 commitments aimed at increasing the uptake of contraceptive use in the country as a tool to control the rapid population growth by next year. Initially made in 2012, the commitments were revised two years back to reduce the unmet need for family planning to 10 per cent and increase the modern contraceptive...
Date: 06/19/2019
Source: Pulse Nigeria
Type: In the News
The Galadima of Muri, Alhaji Abba Tukur on Sunday advocated for a law to make secondary education a mandatory requirement for marriage in Nigeria. Tukur made the call in Jalingo when officials of the State Universal Basic Education Board and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) led 100 youths they trained on “Safe and Quality Education for Every Child” to his palace on a courtesy visit....
Date: 06/14/2019
Source: Christian Science Monitor
Type: In the News
Feroza Mushtari was barely a teenager – just 12 or 13 years old – when a desperate knock on the front door changed her life. Darkness was falling over Kabul on that pre-winter day two decades ago when her mother answered the door. Outside was an older woman who had brought a younger relative, heavily pregnant and in need of urgent help. The archconservative Islamist Taliban then ruled Afghanistan...
Date: 06/10/2019
Source: Kathmandu Post
Type: In the News
With the recent declaration of its Ward 5 as a child marriage-free zone, six of the ten wards in Chandrapur Municipality, Rautahat, have now joined the national campaign for eradicating child marriage from the country by 2030. The municipality aims to get rid of child marriage from all its 10 wards by early 2021. Officials and stakeholders say it’s going to be an uphill task, since the Dalits,...
Date: 06/10/2019
Source: AFP
Type: In the News
Four Kenyan counties have, for the first time, established multi-agency government task forces with action plans to address their high teenage pregnancy rates. The action plans commit to leverage resources for, address policy barriers to, and enhance efficiency in providing contraceptive information and services for young people aged 10 to 19. As of June 2019, the action plans are officially...
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