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Although Malawi is technically a water-rich country, with about 20% of its area covered by surface water, many people lack access to clean water.

Marissa Getts
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The UN has officially stated that female genital cutting violates basic human rights. However, many communities continue to practice female genital cutting for social and cultural reasons.

Evie Friedbaum, Chloe Jensen
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Menstrual hygiene management is the processes and resources surrounding menstruation, including the knowledge, products, and social norms associated with it. For many adolescent girls in Kenya, MHM is a serious and impactful issue.

Kelsey Sampson
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Female students experience a lack of gender equality in Ghana’s educational system despite the important reform already made. As a result of practices confounded by social norms, which tend to see female education as less valuable, girls' lack of access to education leads to greater negative economic and health consequences.

Shelby Hunt , Andrew Wirkus
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While there is a significant healthcare personnel shortage throughout India, it is particularly problematic in rural areas. Because of this issue, those in rural areas seeking healthcare services must often travel distances of up to 100 km to access them.

Jacob Player
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Approximately 22% of US women have experienced intimate partner violence during their lifetime, but less than 40% of women actively seek help in domestic violence situations.

Kaitlyn Short
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The female homicide rate in South Africa is roughly 24.6 per 100,000 population—nearly six times the global average.

Lacey George
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