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Hacked with a machete by her husband, young woman gets justice with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) support

She was badly injured and had no means to access essential services, the CVSU contacted the Community Fund Committee (CFC), which agreed to release funds for her to get the urgent medical treatment she needed

Anna Salima, 24, has painful memories of her two marriages. With her first marriage, it took her just a week to realize she had married the wrong man. Yet she stayed for five years, enduring verbal and physical abuse, as she hoped her husband would change. After their first child…

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Ambassador Adler Honors Graduates of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Partnership That Empowers Young Women

This public-private partnership highlights the important role of South Sudan’s private sector in building gender equity and providing life-changing opportunities for young women of diverse backgrounds

The U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Michael J. Adler today presented certificates to seven graduates of a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) activity funded through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This program empowers adolescent girls and young women with income-generating skills—and for those selected through…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Nigeria |

Cervical Cancer - Early Detection Saves Lives

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer affecting women in Nigeria and the fourth most common cancer among women globally

It's 10 am on a Wednesday, and Ilemobayo Wuraola, a health worker, is holding a cervical cancer awareness talk for women attending the Family Planning (FP) clinic at Arakale health centre in Akure, Ondo State.  “Cervical cancer screening is importanct for early detection of the disease, and it is advisable…

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High-Level Multi-Stakeholder Continental Summit: civil society organizations share experiences in ending Gender-based Violence in Africa

The three-day Summit will bring together participants from across Africa, high level representatives of Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), UN Agencies and Development Partners

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) will share experiences and learnings from the last three years fighting gender-based violence and other harmful practices in Africa, at the Spotlight Initiative High-Level Multi-Stakeholder Continental Summit, to be held on February 15-17 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Programme (SIARP) will hold…

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FIFA publishes Global Transfer Report 2022 with all-time record-setting numbers

The number of international transfers has more than doubled since 2018 and the introduction of the requirement to use TMS

International transfers of male professional players surpass 20,000 for the first time; growth in women’s football continues as international transfers increase by 19%; almost 50,000 amateur players of over 200 nationalities involved in international transfers. FIFA has today published the 2022 edition of the Global Transfer Report, according to which…

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Impacting Gender & Nutrition through Innovative Technical Exchange in Agriculture (IGNITE) Partners Discuss Applied Research Findings on Gender and Nutrition Integration in Agriculture

Practical findings collected over three years were discussed by representatives of national, regional, and continental African institutions and organizations

The IGNITE project (Impacting Gender & Nutrition through Innovative Technical Exchange in Agriculture) organized a Research Summit in Nairobi, January 23 through 25, to share findings and evidence collected around six broad programmatic learning questions concerning ways of effectively and efficiently increasing women’s empowerment in agriculture as well as equitable…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Violence and Threats by Armed Groups Continue to Displace Refugees and Civilians in Mali

In N’Tillit village in northern Mali, the attacks have forced more than 3,700 Burkinabé refugees and local Malians to flee to Gao, the nearest city located 120 kilometres away

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for enhanced support for those recently displaced in Mali, where violence and threats by armed groups have forced local Malians and refugees to flee for safety. In N’Tillit village in northern Mali, the attacks have forced more than 3,700 Burkinabé refugees and local…

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Official Match Ball for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ unveiled by adidas

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will kick-off in 177 days with New Zealand taking on Norway in the opening match on July 20

OCEAUNZ’ has been unveiled as the Official Match Ball for the FIFA (https://www.FIFA.com) Women’s World Cup 2023™; the ninth consecutive football created by adidas for the FIFA Women’s World Cup features the latest Connected Ball Technology to elevate match data and insights; the design of the Official Match Ball has…

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    • Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation during the shoot of Episode 10 of Our Africa TV Program
    • Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation with Fashion with Purpose Community during the shoot of Episode 1 of Our Africa TV Show
    • Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej displaying designs on the importance of promoting a Healthy Lifestyle by Fashion with Purpose Community
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Merck Foundation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) launched their first TV program “Our Africa by Merck Foundation” to address Social and Health issues through African Fashion and Art

This first-of-its-kind TV show is set to be the voice of the voiceless and break the silence about many critical and sensitive social and health issues in Africa

‘Our Africa by Merck Foundation’ (www.Merck-Foundation.com) is a pan-African TV program that is conceptualized, produced, directed, and co-hosted by Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation to feature African Fashion Designers, Singers, and prominent experts from various domains with the aim to raise awareness and create a culture shift across Africa such as:  Diabetes, Ending Child…

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Eritrea launched Strategic Plan for the Implementation of Reproductive Maternal Neonatal Child and Adolescent Health – Nutrition and Health Aging (RMNCAH - NUT & HAA) 2022-2026

The Ministry of Health called for accelerated action and increased investments in line with the costed strategic plan to meet the SDG targets by 2030

On 13 January 2023 the Ministry of Health, Eritrea, launched the Strategic Plan for the Implementation of Reproductive Maternal, Neonatal Child and Adolescent Health – Nutrition and Health Aging (RMNCAH - NUT & HAA) 2022-2026. The launch ceremony took place in the presence of the Honourable Minister of Health, Mrs.…