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In the run-up to the showing of her current film - Follow The Ball For Education in Addis Ababa, Zuriel Oduwole took her Basic Film Making 101 Programme to the rural parts of Ethiopia. more

Ethiopia

Lena Towai with her newborn son. They have been living at a displacement camp in East Pokot County since August 2017

© UNFPA Kenya - Douglas Waudo

The morning of 20 August began like any other for Lena Towai, 35. Ms. Towai was in the final days of pregnancy, eagerly awaiting the arrival of her seventh child. Only hours later, her world would be turned upside down: She would face an armed more

Kenya

Uncut girls club members come together to change attitudes about FGM in the community.

© UNFPA Ethiopia-Meron Negash

Genet Girma, 31, was a trailblazer in her community. Fifteen years ago, she ran away from home when she learned that her mother planned to have her undergo Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). more

Ethiopia

I'II probably would be dead by now were it not for their intervention,' Ms. Asinde said of the staff at the Kakuma Support Centre

© UNFPA Kenya / Douglas Waudo

Dalia Asinde was married 16 years ago in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She was 22 and in love, she said. But her husband soon became violent - and relentless. She lost count of the beatings, insults and torments he delivered. more

Kenya

When Ugandan schoolgirl Auma got her first period she asked her mother for sanitary pads. Her mother suggested she find herself a husband to pay for them. Auma was just 12. Auma's story is not uncommon. Many girls in Uganda drop out of education more

Uganda