Investing in midwifery education could yield

a 16-fold return on investment

More than

600 million women live in countries where domestic abuse is not against the law

Midwives could avert

about ⅔ of all maternal and newborn deaths

Women make up only

21.8% of all parliamentarians

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Boys and men are challenging ideas about masculinity and dominance over women, helping to address Bolivia's high rates of violence against women. © UNFPA Bolivia

22 December 2014

How to be a man: Bolivian men and boys work to eliminate gender-based violence

LA PAZ, Bolivia – “Being better men can eradicate abuse," said Marco Antonio Barrero, the mayor of Camargo, a small Andean town in Bolivia. Violence against women – one of the world’s most prevalent human rights...

Refugee woman and child in South Sudan's Upper Nile State

15 December 2014

Strengthening support for the war-weary women of South Sudan

JUBA/NEW YORK – No reliable figures chart the current suffering of women and girls in South Sudan. But one can reliably say that the new country is one of the worst places on earth for their health and well-being. Many...

11 December 2014

Displaced Iraqi health workers empowered to serve community

ERBIL, Iraq – Dr. Suhair Abdul Alghffar, an obstetrician working in Iraq, thoroughly understands the risks and rigors of pregnancy. She also understands the misery of her patients, having essentially walked in their...

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