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22 May, 2020 AL HUDAYDAH, Yemen – Five years ago, Marwa* was a child bride living in the port city of Al Hudaydah. “I was almost 17 years old, and happy with my new life. I was a new bride and I got pregnant fast. I thought life was smiling at me,” she told UNFPA. She had no idea how quickly life would turn...
13 January, 2020 This commentary, published in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, highlights crucial interventions required to end fistula. Fistula elimination necessitates protecting women's/girls’ human rights and addressing social determinants that affect their ability to “survive, thrive...
Ms. Kaleso suffered stigma and isolation stemming from fistula for a year before she got treatment. © UNFPA Malawi
1 July, 2019 LILONGWE, Malawi – Monica Kaleso loved to go to school. She studied hard and never missed class. Her dream of becoming a medical doctor was on course until 2013, when, at the age of 17, she began a relationship with a man from the same village of Kadammanja.   Later that year, Ms. Kaleso discovered...

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#WomenOnTheFrontline: the story of Sahar from Yemen
#WomenOnTheFrontline: the story of Sahar from Yemen
Labor of Love: Ending Fistula in Mozambique
Labor of Love: Ending Fistula in Mozambique
Living with Fistula: The Untold Stories
Living with Fistula: The Untold Stories
Suffering in silence: Obstetric fistula in Asia
Suffering in silence: Obstetric fistula in Asia