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In rural Zambia, midwives at the Bwacha Health Center provide quality maternal care

Central Province, Zambia – “Every time I report for work, I strive to offer quality services to mothers, including conducting deliveries
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Left in the Dark: How Period Taboos Put Women and Girls at Risk

Periods are a nightmare. Hers are worse. Every day, girls around the world have their first menstrual cycle. A period is a
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Cut to the Core: The Long-Term Effects of FGM

Female genital mutilation, or FGM, is a procedure in which a woman’s reproductive organs are cut, pierced, or otherwise manipulated.
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Sex and Religion: How UNFPA Challenges Taboos

Eight of every ten people in the world follow some sort of religious practice. Faith often plays a significant role
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Every step of the way… UNFPA is there

Women and girls around the world face significant barriers to reaching their potential and living their own lives.  These barriers
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Friends of UNFPA 2018 Annual Report

You can read the report here: Friends of UNFPA 2018 Annual Report. Minh Ngo, Chair of the Board of Friends
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Restoring UNFPA Funding Act of 2019

On October 17, 2019, Representative Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania introduced the Restoring UNFPA Funding Act of 2019 onto the House
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In Moldova, life skills education helps girls find a better path

UNFPA develops comprehensive sexuality education courses and implements national strategies to combat gender-based violence in places like Moldova.
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A LEGACY OF FREEDOM AND CHOICE

“I wonder what my great-grandmother’s life would have been like if she had access to family planning.”
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Hope and Healing: UNFPA Provides Training on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Venezuela

“We have been traveling for a week without being able to sleep, take a shower or eat well. I get
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Stories From the Field

Protecting midwives on the front lines of the Ebola response

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Maternal deaths declining in Morocco thanks to midwives, but more support needed

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UNFPA seeks to reach 48 million women and girls in humanitarian crises

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Pregnant women, survivors of violence at risk in West Darfur clashes

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In war-torn Yemen, life-threatening pregnancy complication finds a happy ending

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Kazakhstan adolescents demand information to avoid teenage pregnancies

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In Uzbekistan, midwives learn to make calls that save lives

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“Never give up hope,” fistula survivor tells Pakistani women

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From child brides and FGM survivors to leaders on a global stage

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A look back at the 2010s: A decade of voices and choices

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