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13 October 2021
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Fistula survivor in Afar region of Ethiopia fulfills her dream of becoming pregnant again

Mille - Afar, Ethiopia - “When I had fistula, I never thought I would be able to have a normal life anymore or even get pregnant again,” said 32-week pregnant Fatuma Hamad at the Barbara May... Read more

4 October 2021
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UNFPA handed over medical supplies and commodities worth nearly 1 million USD to assist the newly displaced in Amhara and Afar regions

Kombolcha – Amhara Region, Ethiopia - “UNFPA is here today to make sure we provide the support needed for the 700,000 displaced people in Amhara region and that the health facilities - which are... Read more

25 August 2021
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“It was too late. I lost my second son,” laments a mother displaced by conflict in Konso, Ethiopia

KONSO, Ethiopia - “Saying goodbye to my second baby was one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life,” said Melese Meseret, who is mourning the loss of her son in her tent at Gabelo IDP site... Read more

16 August 2021
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“You have to marry your rapist” - Sexual violence survivor victimized by harmful tradition in Ethiopia

KONSO, Ethiopia – “She was made to believe that marrying her rapist was her only hope. She had no choice,” said Mulu* about her cousin, who was forced by their family to marry the man who had raped... Read more

11 August 2021
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“We can now access SRH services without any fear of stigma,” says a young woman

Bule Hora District, ETHIOPIA: Nineteen year-old Hirut Adola is serving as a peer-to-peer educator on sexual and reproductive health and peace advocator in the Bule Hora district of the Oromia region... Read more

22 July 2021
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“I am so happy I can go back to school and learn,” says a child survivor of gender-based violence

Hawassa, SNNPR - “I am so happy I can go back to school and learn,” said 13-year-old Selma*, a child survivor of gender-based violence, to Ms. Dennia Gayle, UNFPA Country Representative, during her... Read more

6 July 2021
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Empowering adolescents and youth by broadening their choices on SRH

Tesfayesh Getachew is the coordinator of the Youth Friendly Service (YFS) at the Chitu Health Center in Gedeo Zone for one of the catchment kebeles. She has been participating in the YFS for the past... Read more

6 July 2021
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Tigray conflict decimates maternal health services, overwhelms health workers

SHIRE, Tigray, Ethiopia – “When the conflict broke out, I was two months pregnant. We were forced to flee and walk for days under the blazing sun to reach safety and protection,” said Merhawit... Read more

29 June 2021
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Rape as a strategy of war: demanding protection and justice for the women and girls of Tigray

Opinion Editorial by Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, UNFPA Regional Director for East and Southern Africa The 2018 Nobel Laureate, Dr. Denis Mukwege, a gynaecologist celebrated for his work with survivors of... Read more

16 June 2021
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UNFPA celebrated End Fistula Day with partners

A High Level Event organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, UNFPA and Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia was held today to mark the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.  The event was held... Read more

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