To make a difference in the lives of youth, government funding and multi-sectoral action are required to implement the nation’s commitments to sexual and reproductive health, said First Vice President, Riek Machar at a high-level meeting on commitments made by South Sudan at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD.
The South of Madagascar, known as the Grand Sud, faces its most acute drought in 40 years amid ongoing sandstorms, a locust invasion and the COVID-19 pandemic. In the grip of a climate-induced crisis, entire communities are being plunged into extreme poverty and hunger. Inevitably, women and girls are the hardest hit.
"I woke up at around 10 p.m. in one of the rooms where the party was [being held]. My body ached and I felt dizzy. I noticed that my underwear was next to me and I was not dressed. I realized that I had been abused,” said Joséphine Mayelo. As if this was not difficult enough, she discovered she was pregnant.

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