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5 Upsetting Reasons Women Aren’t Using Family Planning Around the World Today

Family planning is a human right, and everyone should be able to decide when, if, and with whom they have
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Terrified and Giving Birth Alone: Emergency Birth Kits Save Moms in Humanitarian Crises

UNFPA emergency birth kits provide pregnant women in emergency settings with the tools they need to give birth. Read more
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The Continuing Crisis: Sexual and Reproductive Health Care for Refugees Saves the Lives of Rohingya Women

What is the Rohingya Crisis? August 2019 marks the second anniversary of the Rohingya refugee crisis. The Rohingya are a Muslim
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Freetown- A look into sexual and reproductive health in Sierra Leone

Photographer Robbie Lawrence sheds light on sexual and reproductive health in Sierra Leone. Lawrence captured photos in Freetown after three
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7 Ways Safe Spaces Help Rohingya Women in Bangladesh’s Refugee Camps

Over 1.3 million people have fled persecution in Myanmar for nearby Bangladesh. About one-quarter of those migrants are women and
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Violence Against Women – UNFPA’s Work to Make Gender-Based Violence a Thing of the Past

Violence against women and girls is all too common. 1 in 3 women will experience sexual or physical abuse by
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Statement on the United States Decision to Again Withhold Funding from UNFPA

UNITED NATIONS, New York—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, notes with regret the determination by the United States of America
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What does UNFPA stand for?

What does UNFPA stand for? Test your knowledge and take our quizzes to see how much you know about UNFPA
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Ending Female Genital Mutilation: 5 Communities and Countries Leading the Way

Every year, more than 3 million girls are subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). That means that right now there
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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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Stories From the Field

Preventable maternal deaths down from 2000, but rate of progress at a crawl

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Joy after a frightening preterm delivery in Liberia

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Life-saving services at risk as humanitarian funding dries up in Yemen

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Urgent support needed for violence-affected women and girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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In this Comorian community, an ambulance horn is music to one’s ears

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Ensuring safe deliveries in a humanitarian crisis in Maguindanao

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Mobile health teams bring life-saving care to fragile communities in Afghanistan

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Amid economic exodus, left-behind women begin to feel safe in Venezuela

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All-women team provides life-saving humanitarian support in Marawi

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Helping young people take charge of their bodies, their lives, our world

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