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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: 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...
Date: 06/10/2019
Source: Washington Post
Type: In the News
Jeanine was sitting in the middle of the road in Birlo, a village just outside of Bangui, Central African Republic’s capital. The 39-year-old woman, who suffers from mental and physical disabilities, was two months pregnant with her third child. The victim of a rape, Jeanine had no choice but to have the baby, not only because her family wouldn’t accept an abortion but also because they wouldn’t...
Date: 06/05/2019
Source: PSI
Type: In the News
From Jennifer Pope, Senior Director, Family Planning and Reproductive Health, PSI: "PSI committed to reaching 10 million users under the age of 25 with modern contraception by 2020. As of Dec. 2018, we’ve reached 14 million young people, and counting, with a contraceptive method, two years ahead of schedule. How? In short, our pledge catapulted a movement at PSI. Together, we got youth-powered....
Date: 04/23/2019
Source: Relief Web
Type: In the News
“I was inside our house when I heard powerful explosions and intense gunfire,” Nadia Muson, 35, told UNFPA. Eight months pregnant and the mother of six, she and her family were within earshot of the armed conflict in their municipality of Datu Salibo, Magindanao, in the newly formed political entity Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), Philippines. “I was so anxious and...
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