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Merhawit Mezgebe says members of her girls' club are helping to stamp out child marriage. © UNFPA Ethiopia/Abraham Gelaw
8 February, 2018 KOLLA TEMBEIN, Ethiopia – Not long ago, the sight of a 10-year-old bride was a common occurrence in Ethiopia’s Kolla Tembein District, said Daniel Hagos, the district’s chief administrator.  But the community’s women and girls are mobilizing to change things – and they are seeing enormous success...
21 December, 2017 Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe - Nyasha Musandu (name changed to protect identity) was just 12 years old when she was forced into child marriage three years ago. At 13 she fell pregnant, suffering a still birth and double fistula; a debilitating condition caused by a four-day labour rendering her completely...
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...

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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