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Statement on the United States Decision to Again Withhold Funding from UNFPA

UNITED NATIONS, New York—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, notes with regret the determination by the United States of America
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What does UNFPA stand for?

What does UNFPA stand for? Test your knowledge and take our quizzes to see how much you know about UNFPA
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Ending Female Genital Mutilation: 5 Communities and Countries Leading the Way

Every year, more than 3 million girls are subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). That means that right now there
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5 ways female genital mutilation undermines the health of women and girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “I have met many women who have suffered tremendously during labour,” said Dr. Kenza Aden, a
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5 Examples of Men Standing Up for Women’s Rights around the World

How Men Stand Up for Women and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights. Learn how men are supporting women, promoting gender
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Just like your mother? Seven ways motherhood has changed (or not) in the last 25 years

UNFPA explores how motherhood has been transformed in the last 25 years – and how it has not - after
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Women and Climate Change

Women and climate change: Friends of UNFPA examines some ways that women in poorer countries bear the burden of climate
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Born at the end of a rope: Embracing indigenous childbirth traditions to save lives

CHURCAMPA, Peru – Edelmira Martina Antay Dávila remembers when women used to die in childbirth. “I used to give birth at
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5 Takeaways from UNFPA’s 2019 State of the World Population Report

5 Takeaways from UNFPA’s State of the World Population Report 2019: what women’s empowerment and sexual and reproductive health rights
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Joint operation rescues hundreds from Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique

Kenneth is the second major tropical cyclone to hit Mozambique in only five weeks. The first, Cyclone Idai, caused more
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Stories From the Field

Mother with disability hopes for better life with family planning

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Venezuelan volunteers provide humanitarian relief to migrants, refugees

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A graduate at 47, new midwife triumphs over life’s trials

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Twenty-five years ago, leaders promised to advance women’s health and rights. Have they delivered?

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After days on the run, pregnant Syrian woman finds safe haven and safe delivery

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From social outcast to future teacher: A Malawi fistula survivor’s story

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Cut off from care in flooded Zimbabwe, pregnant women airlifted to safety

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Child bride, mother of seven, refugee and, today, an independent woman

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Beauty for the brave: Abuse survivors learn to make it on their own

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Fighting for girls’ right to say no to child marriage in South Sudan

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