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With Yemen’s health system approaching a breaking point, displaced women sew face masks to protect community

SANA’A, Yemen – With more than 130 confirmed cases  of COVID-19, Yemen is struggling to keep the full impact of the pandemic
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Circle of Friends: Monthly Donors Provide a Lifeline to Women and Girls in Need

Bonnie Catena supports Friends of UNFPA because she knows that it will take a sustained commitment to reach the day
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Your Support in Action: Protecting Women During the Greatest Public Health Crisis in a Century

In every humanitarian catastrophe, women and girls are disproportionately affected, abused, and exploited — and the coronavirus pandemic has been
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COVID-19 in Humanitarian Crisis Zones: How You Help Women Already Struggling to Survive

More and more COVID-19 cases are appearing in places where people have suffered years of war and persecution. In densely
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Against My Will: UNFPA’s State of the World Population Report 2020

Every year, UNFPA, the leading agency on reproductive health and rights worldwide, releases its State of the World Population (SWOP) report. The report highlights
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In Nepal, COVID-19 turning pregnancy excitement into fear

KATHMANDU, Nepal – In far-western Nepal, Dhana Bhatt is waiting out the last weeks of her pregnancy, a time that should
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Safe birth services save lives, prevent childbirth injury in Tanzania

BARIADI, United Republic of Tanzania – Midwife Nuriat Koku Mtumbi remembers the day in March well: “It was raining heavily and
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For pregnant COVID-19 patients in Egypt, a safe place to deliver

CAIRO, Egypt – As soon as she started her ninth month of pregnancy, Mayada Reda started coughing and feeling feverish. Then
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How COVID-19 Worsens Existing Gender Inequalities

The COVID-19 pandemic has further demonstrated that access to healthcare – and the impact of health crises – is different for everyone. During this unprecedented crisis, existing gaps in access have
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For Kyrgyzstan’s LGBTQI community, risks escalate under COVID-19 pandemic

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – Alina* has faced a lifetime of challenges all too familiar to other transgender people. And she says those
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Stories From the Field

Eswatini SMS service helps women access family planning, food amid pandemic

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Operation SALAMA reaches millions of Moroccans with pandemic information, supplies, support

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If you want to change the world, start at home: New tool offers roadmap for changing social norms

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Ride-hailing app delivers contraceptives to users’ doorsteps

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For pregnant COVID-19 patients in Egypt, a safe place to deliver

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For Kyrgyzstan’s LGBTQI community, risks escalate under COVID-19 pandemic

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Putting the brakes on COVID-19: Safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls

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Safety elusive for women in South Sudan’s protection sites amid pandemic

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Five things you didn’t know about practices that harm girls

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Health workers in West Africa “in daily danger” while providing reproductive health services

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