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Tanumbay, 22, from Maguindanao got married at age 10 to a man 20 years older than her. ‘I didn’t want to marry, but I had no choice. It was my father’s wish before he died,’ she said. Tanumbay was 12 years old when she gave birth to her eldest son. Now, she has five children. Tanumbay never experienced going to school because of poverty. Photo: April Abello-Bulanadi/Oxfam
In the Philippines, poor sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of women and girls is a grave public health challenge: one in five girls is a mother by age 19, two-thirds of women are not using any form of birth control, and more than a third of women’s pregnancies are unwanted.
A Typhoon Haiyan survivor shares the challenges of providing for the family after the typhoon and providing for his family after the storm.
Super Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda as it was locally called was such a tragedy with its massive scale of destruction, displacement and even death. But for some, it was an opportunity to rise up to the challenge that freedom facilitates. However difficult dealing with Haiyan’s aftermath may be,...
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