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Alinafe runs one of the Family Planning Association of Malawi's mobile clinics in the village of Chigude. Under the hot midday sun, she patiently answering the questions of staff, volunteers and clients – all while heavily pregnant herself.
Mary is a 30-year-old sex worker, trained by the Family Planning Association of Malawi to work as a sex worker peer educator through the Linkages project.
Just a quarter of Malian girls complete secondary school. Aminata Sonogo is determined that an early pregnancy won't get in the way of her completing her education, despite the stigma she faces.
23-year-old Fatoumata joined the Youth Action Movement in 2018. Since then, she's been involved in projects to help young people understand their sexual rights and health. Periods, teenage pregnancy, female genital mutilation (FGM) – no topic is off-limits for Fatoumata.
The Adolescent and Youth Friendly Services (SAAJ) center - supported by the Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH2ACTION) programme - is helping young mothers like Arnilda access much needed healthcare.
In early April 2020, the all too familiar destruction of a Tropical Cyclone (TC) – Harold – hit the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga. One of the worst affected areas was the Eastern part of Fiji.
17-year-old student Jumeya Mohammed Amin started educating other people about sexual and reproductive health when she was 14 years old. She trained as a ‘change agent’ for her community through the Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia.
In the rural part of Ethiopia where Rewda Kedir works as a midwife, only 14% of married women are using any method of contraception, despite many wanting to. Having open – if challenging – conversations with families is one way her clinic lets people know what their contraceptive options are.
At a small clinic in Jimma, Ethiopia, a group of female volunteers prepare for their day educating sex workers about STIs, HIV and contraceptives, and distribute condoms. They encourage people to access the healthcare available at a confidential clinic set up to help at-risk and underserved populations including sex workers.
Kiribati is one of the least developed countries in the Pacific with few natural resources, limited governance, institutional capacity, and infrastructure. Humanitarian crises are prevalent here, and the occurrence of extreme weather events is likely to increase due to the climate crisis as the sea levels rise and regularly flood coastal homes.