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UNFPA names Ashley Judd Goodwill Ambassador

(Agencies) Updated: 2016-03-16 10:15 Comments

UNFPA names Ashley Judd Goodwill Ambassador

Actress Ashley Judd appears at a news conference at United Nations headquarters upon her appointment as the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Goodwill Ambassador in New York, March 15, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

Child and early marriage, and female genital mutilation are also concerns for girls and young women around the world, said Osotimehin.

"More than 37,000 girls under the age of 18 are married each day around the world," he said, "(and) over 130 million girls and women live with the consequences of female genital mutilation."

Access to family planning has also become an issue for families affected by the Zika virus. Osotimehin said that the first advice to all women, men, girls and boys in the affected areas was to be informed about the virus and to avoid mosquito bites.

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