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20 November, 2017 New York, United States – The UNFCU Foundation awarded Ms. Erin Anastasi, Coordinator of the UNFPA-led Campaign to End Fistula, with its 2017 Women’s Empowerment Award. The award was given at New York-based Columbus Citizens Foundation reception in November 2017. “Reaching the poorest women with...
2 October, 2017 Batouri, Cameroon – Amina was married when she was just a child. Soon after, she became pregnant, and, at only 13 years old, she went into labour. As is the case with many girls her age, Amina’s body was not mature enough to bear a child, and she suffered an obstructed labour, an excruciating...
21 July, 2017 “In my community, it is difficult not to see adolescent girls aged 15 to 16 years pregnant or as young mothers”, says 18-year-old Lucia Aiuba Amade from Quelimane in Mozambique's province Zambezia. Childbirth at an early age is associated with greater health risks for the young mother. In fact,...

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Suffering in silence: Obstetric fistula in Asia
Suffering in silence: Obstetric fistula in Asia