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20 March 2015

Cyclone Pam cripples sexual and reproductive health services in Vanuatu

PORT VILA, Vanuatu/SUVA, Fiji – Sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning and antenatal care, urgently need to be restored in Vanuatu following the massive destruction caused by Cyclone Pam....

A public discussion on maternal health in Burkina Faso. Information gathering and decision-making should include community members, said experts at a UN meeting. © Jerome Sessini/Magnum Photos

19 March 2015

Explosion of data reveals vast and urgent needs

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Nearly seven in 10 women in the Marshall Islands have experienced physical or sexual violence. These were the shocking findings announced yesterday at United Nations Headquarters in New York,...

Women breastfeed outside a UNFPA-supported safe space at Mpasa camp, in Phalombe,   Malawi. The safe space offers counselling and services for survivors of gender-based   violence, and also provides recreational and skill-building activities for women and   girls. © UNFPA Malawi

17 March 2015

Safe spaces offer crucial services to women displaced by Malawi’s floods

CHIKWAWA, Malawi – It was the second time in three months that Mary, 43, had to fight for her life. The first was in January, when torrential rainfall inundated much of southern Malawi, in what is likely to be one of...

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