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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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Delivering care in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis: UNFPA’s work in Yemen

UNFPA is in Yemen, ensuring women and girls receive life-saving reproductive health care in the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
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From safe birth to homes of peace: UNFPA’s work providing life-saving care to Rohingya refugees

UNFPA, the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency, remains in Bangladesh, caring for Rohingya women and girls in
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UNFPA’s Ongoing Work with Rohingya Refugees

A mass exodus of more than 725,000 Rohingya people from Myanmar began in mid-August 2017, with many forced to flee to Bangladesh,
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Stories From the Field

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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Dignity and strength: Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Colombia

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Midwives save lives – but more support for midwifery is needed

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Barcode technology transforms access to family planning in the Philippines

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A nightmare within a nightmare: Taking on sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises

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Menstruation is not a girls' or women’s issue – it’s a human rights issue

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Treatment for traumatic childbirth injury gives new hope to women in Afghanistan

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Training new midwives in storm-hit Mozambique

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Ending obstetric fistula: Devastating and preventable childbirth injury continues to haunt women

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