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Reaching out to expecting mothers
WAMENA, 14 November 2011 - Wanda (not her real name) was 32 years old and eight months pregnant with her second child, when her husband discovered that he was already in an advance state of AIDS.

Learning HIV while playing ball
MANOKWARI, 16 November 2011 - For the last few months, 13 year old Yohanna Waisimon, has had a routine when school is over: playing volleyball with the new Cendrawasih Junior Team. With 12 other girls her age, she practices three times a week.

Empowering and informing through Youth Fora
WAMENA, 15 November 2011 - Mei Nakoba, 14, talks decisively and articulates her points like someone beyond her years. It's hard to imagine that she was a shy girl only a few months ago, before she joined the Baliem Peace Youth Forum in Wamena, Papua.

Raising Child's Rights Awareness: From District Initiative to National Recognition
Novi, 17, who just joined the Child Forum in Probolinggo, East Java, four years ago, has been actively promoting the child rights. She is concerned of the issues of child abuse, early marriage and child labour that commonly happen in her hometown.



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