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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Education is a Reproductive Health Issue.

Everyone -women, girls, men, boys– benefits from learning about their bodies, health, and rights. For women and girls, feeling in control of their health is especially important as the consequences
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Ashley Judd, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador, shows the difference lifesaving health care can make

Donate to UNFPA’s work in the Democratic Republic of Congo What happened to Ashley in the Congo Ashley Judd, an American
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Reformed cutters protect the next generation from female genital mutilation in Kenya

TAMUGH, WEST POKOT COUNTY, Kenya – More than 10,000 girls over 30 years. That’s how many girls three women here cut in
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Dollars and Sense: The Economics of Violence Against Women

Last week, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared that she is a survivor of sexual assault. She also explained how that trauma has stayed with her and
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Black Her-story Month: Women leaders in their communities and our world

Black History Month is a time of remembrance, celebration, and recognition for all that Black people have accomplished and suffered throughout history. We
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Ask the Expert: Sarah Craven on Renewed U.S. Support for UNFPA

Sarah Craven is the Director of UNFPA’s Washington D.C. office, where she works with American leaders on supporting essential sexual and
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Statement: Friends of UNFPA Welcomes the Renewal of U.S. Funding for UNFPA

Friends of UNFPA welcomes the Biden-Harris administration’s decision to renew U.S. funding for UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive
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Survivors of FGM, No Matter What

What is female genital mutilation?  Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a harmful practice where girls’ vulvas are cut, pierced, or otherwise altered. There
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PRESS RELEASE: Renewed U.S. Support for UNFPA

For immediate release: In a statement released on January 28, 2021, Friends of UNFPA welcomed the Biden-Harris Administration’s promise of renewed support
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Women in Mongolia escape domestic violence during pandemic

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia – When Dulam* first sought help from a center in northern Mongolia, she was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Stories From the Field

In Yemen’s man-made catastrophe, women and girls pay the heaviest price

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Safe spaces in Colombia offer respite to Venezuelan migrants

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Amid conflict, displacement, pandemic, Syrian girls see a future in… robots

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Ending racism is a task for everyone and is central to building fairer, more democratic and egalitarian societies

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Experts make a call to renew the commitment to advocate the human rights of Afrodescendant populations and redouble efforts to fight racism and discrimination

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Through ‘Zooming in on Your Voice’ we seek to empower and amplify the voices of youth of African descent in Uruguay

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Young people of African descent in Latin America and the Caribbean will strengthen their capacities for leadership and human rights

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Colors, Youth and Afro Descendant Power

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Pregnant women struggle to find support, stability after displacement from Tigray Region in Ethiopia

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A pandemic-born programme bolsters local health systems in Brazil

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