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6 December 2019
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Harriet is 17 years old. She was gang raped by three men in Kakata, Liberia in October 2019.  According to Harriet, she went out with friends in a nearby town. Late in the evening while returning... Read more
10 October 2019
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Government of Liberia and UNFPA commit to ensuring a successful census in March 2021
In its 172 years history, Liberia has conducted four modern censuses which have all revealed a constantly growing population: 1.1 million in 1962; 1.5 million in 1974; 2.1 million in 1984 and 3.5... Read more
10 October 2019
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A teenage mother along with her two children in Liberia
Access to voluntary family planning is a human right. Yet, family planning remains out of reach for so many women and girls in Liberia. Thirty-one percent of couple who want to prevent unplanned... Read more
3 October 2019
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Dr. Bannet Ndyanabangi, UNFPA Representative
“Liberia needs to invest in adolescent girls in ways that empower them to make important life decisions and equip them to one day earn a living, and engage in the affairs of their communities,” said... Read more
16 August 2019
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For a woman who has lost more than half dozen children as a result of their premature births, the anxiety of carrying another pregnancy can sometimes be traumatic for obvious reasons. Anna, age 43,... Read more
11 January 2019
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Pregnant teens await ante natal services at a clinic in Monrovia
Though sex with girls less than 18 years old is classified as statutory rape by Liberia’s Rape Law, people continue to use social and traditional norms to encourage early marriage, inter-generational... Read more
17 October 2017
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In most developing countries, the poorest women have the fewest options for family planning.
UNITED NATIONS, New York--Unless inequality is urgently tackled and the poorest women empowered to make their own decisions about their lives, countries could face unrest and threats to peace and... Read more
14 October 2017
Press Release
The Liberia Fistula Project was launched in 2007 by the Government through the Ministry of Health with funding from UNFPA.
UNFPA, Monrovia, 14 October 2017--The Liberia Fistula Project on Thursday, 14 September graduated 13 fistula survivors from its rehabilitation program. The fistula survivors received 6-month training... Read more
3 October 2017
Press Release
Dr. Kanem is the Fund’s fifth Executive Director.
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 October 2017 — Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds the... Read more
19 July 2017
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Young people face myriad barriers to realizing their human rights, including poor access to education and health care. And girls are especially vulnerable, facing discrimination, violence and high rates of early pregnancy. © UNFPA
MONROVIA, Liberia – Life is not often easy for Liberia’s young people. It has been 14 years since the end of a brutal civil war, but in many ways communities are still reeling. Poverty is rampant,... Read more

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