Serving survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

19 May 2021 BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of the Congo – “We waited for hours in the distribution point until they finally told us to go home. Hungry and empty-handed, I walked with three other women and two little girls. It was dusk, and I heard the little girls scream….

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Amid pandemic disruptions, UNFPA Haiti’s midwives urge pregnant women to continue antenatal care

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti –  “In the past, I was really afraid because of COVID-19,” Frantzia Noël told UNFPA. She is 35 years old and 4 months pregnant, living in north-western Haiti. Fear of the virus has discouraged many women from seeking maternal health care. Some maternity facilities…

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News & Reports

Giving birth under a bridge during a hurricane in Honduras

3 June 2021 TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Fabiola Ulloa, 23, gave birth under the bridge where she had taken shelter from a
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The Future of Family Planning

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, 218 million women didn’t have access to family planning. But because of coronavirus, an additional 12 million
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Before, during, and after crisis: UNFPA’s ongoing work in Palestine

In April and May 2021, Palestinians endured airstrikes that destroyed homes, took down electricity systems, and left hundreds dead including dozens of women and children. The violence was especially intense in Gaza
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New Moms, No Matter What

UNFPA provides crucial care to pregnant women, like prenatal care and safe delivery. But did you know that UNFPA also
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UNFPA helps Laotian LGBTQI youth find peace, purpose, and community

VIENTIANE, Lao People’s Democratic Republic – Growing up, Bill didn’t have anywhere to go to about the confusion she felt about
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In crisis after crisis, mothers around the world are asked to do the impossible

UNITED NATIONS, New York ‒ “We were all alone, all the time,” Tatuli Paghava, 31, told UNFPA in Georgia. She was
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Advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights in Brazil this Mother’s Day

BAHIA STATE, Brazil – Carol was 21 when she left home in Belo Horizonte in search of a life purpose. She
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UNFPA supports midwives, women, and girls during India’s COVID spike

India has seen a huge spike in coronavirus cases in recent weeks. The situation has severely impacted the country’s public
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Friends of UNFPA Statement on UK Government Cuts to UNFPA Funding

New York, NY – May, 6th, 2021 Friends of UNFPA notes with disappointment and great concern the recent announcement that
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Aroud The World with Dennia Gayle from UNFPA Ethiopia

Dennia Gayle, UNFPA’s Country Representative in Ethiopia spoke with Roger Nokes, Friends of UNFPA’s Communications Director, on what motivates her,
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Stories From the Field

Displaced Rohingya navigate new parenthood in Bangladesh

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Helping women and girls claim their bodily autonomy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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After giving birth under a bridge amid hurricane wreckage, recovery remains a distant prospect for Honduran mother

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Increasing access to sexual and reproductive health and HIV programmes for gender-diverse communities in Bangladesh

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First menstruation is often accompanied by fear, shame, lack of information, women and girls in Arab states reveal

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COVID-19 heightened menstruation challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean; action and investment needed

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Urgent funding needed to assist survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in Tigray

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Mozambique, Angola help girls manage menstrual health and hygiene in crisis and beyond

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Piloting drones to deliver life-saving products for women in rural Botswana

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Tanzanian helpline reaching thousands of at-risk women and girls every day

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