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15 December 2021
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Marie, Sakaraha

THEIR LIVES HAVE CHANGED, THEY TESTIFY: Marie, Sakaraha

“My name is Marie. I am 40 and I live in the Sakaraha district, a mining town in the South of Madagascar. I had a partner who was also the father of my son. We were not married. I was what is... Read more

15 December 2021
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Nirina, Lova, Soa, Tuléar

THEIR LIVES HAVE CHANGED, THEY TESTIFY: Nirina, Lova, Soa, from Tuléar

Smiling from ear to ear, Nirina, Lova and Soa welcome us into their small eatery. The eatery represents a huge victory for these young women who have all gone through a difficult period characterized... Read more

18 October 2021
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ELYSA RASOAVINJANAHARY, driven by Passion to Save Lives.

« Since I arrived here, I have been 'overwhelmed' with work because I am alone at this duty station. Nonetheless I love my job and I am proud to be a midwife. » Elysa RASOAVINJANAHARY is a midwife at... Read more

13 October 2021
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THEIR LIVES HAVE CHANGED, THEY TESTIFY: Lilly, Ampanihy

Lilly invites us into her modest one-room apartment. At 38, she is a mother of three, aged 22, 18 and 15. Abandoned by her husband for the past 3 years, she has been making a living from small jobs... Read more

5 October 2021
Press Release

Madagascar President champions family planning as a lever for development

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, 28 September 2021—The President of the Republic of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, was appointed as champion of family planning in Madagascar, and signed Madagascar's... Read more

25 August 2021
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ULTRASOUND SCAN FIRST LADY REP

The First Lady of Madagascar leads solidarity mission for the promotion of the resilience of women and girls in the Grand Sud

The 2020 drought is the most severe in 10 years in the South of Madagascar and has engendered significant impact in terms of increased violence against women and girls, pregnancy complications as a... Read more

19 August 2021
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Awareness raising

Partnership with Japan to empower women and girls in Madagascar

The effects of the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a dramatic increase in incidents of gender-based violence (GBV) in Madagascar. The results of the online survey "Women's... Read more

19 August 2021
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YOUTH IYD2021

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2021: “UNFPA Madagascar receives Best Youth Partner Award”

The International Youth Day 2021 was celebrated in Madagascar under the international theme of the year: “Transforming food systems: youth innovations for the human and planetary health”. The event... Read more

11 May 2021
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Menstruation and human rights - Frequently asked questions

How is menstruation related to human rights? When does menstruation start? What are common myths and taboos about menstruation? What is period poverty? These and many more questions are answered in... Read more

5 May 2021
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Global shortage of 900,000 midwives threatens women’s lives and health, new report shows

ERBIL, Iraq/UNITED NATIONS, New York – “A 35-year-old pregnant woman came to our clinic with abdominal pain,” recalled Hawrin Yousif, a 27-year-old midwife in the Khazir displacement camp in the... Read more

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