20 October 2017
News
Des récits épouvantables de viols et d'autres formes de violence sexuelle ont été largement rapportés. © UNFPA Bangladesh / Prince Naymuzzaman
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – « Ma sœur a été tuée après avoir été victime d’un viol collectif qui a eu lieu devant moi, ils m'ont ensuite jeté de l'eau chaude sur tout le corps », a déclaré Fatima*, 30 ans, à une... Read more
20 October 2015
News
Asta Banu and her sister-in-law, Mos Dilifa Begum, work with Gulam Mostafa on a verbal autopsy. Learning the cause of Ms. Banu's son's death could help spare others the same fate. © Nicolas Axelrod/Ruom for UNFPA
MOHESHALI, Bangladesh – Something went terribly wrong when Asta Banu gave birth. Her labour was difficult and seemed to take forever. When the baby – a boy – was finally born, he was unresponsive. Although Ms. Banu’s... Read more
9 July 2015
News
Refugees at a temporary shelter in Aceh, Indonesia. They are part of a group of migrants who spent months on a boat, adrift at sea. © UNFPA Indonesia/Sandra Siagian
KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia – Montas spent the first months of her pregnancy at sea, crowded onto a boat with hundreds of other migrants. The passengers had set out to find a better life – perhaps in Malaysia or Australia... Read more
6 July 2015
News
Mousomi Rani and her baby, Joni, receive post-natal care at the local clinic. Health staff are working to help community members abandon harmful practices and embrace modern maternal care. © Nicolas Axelrod/Ruom for UNFPA
CHANTI HAZRADANGA, Bangladesh – Traditions run deep in the indigenous communities of north-western Bangladesh, where many people are reluctant to seek professional medical care during or after pregnancy. But a clinic in... Read more
22 May 2015
News
Dr. Nazneen Begum and Dr. Ruksana Khanum check on patients at the National Management Centre for Obstetric Fistula. For many women suffering from obstetric fistula, treatment is not enough. Skills training and counselling are essential to overcoming the stigma and isolation related to the condition. © Nicolas Axelrod/Ruom for UNFPA
DHAKA, Bangladesh – For women suffering from obstetric fistula, a traumatic and debilitating childbirth injury, the effects are much more than physical. The condition often leaves them stigmatized by their communities,... Read more
1 May 2015
News
Midwifery student Selina Akter plays the role of a mother as students practice post-natal care at the Dinajpur Nursing Institute in northern Bangladesh. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom for UNFPA
DINAJPUR, Bangladesh – The stairwells of the Dinajpur Nursing Institute, in northern Bangladesh, are bustling with midwives-in-training. Each classroom is crowded with women in crisp white uniforms, hovering over... Read more
24 May 2013
News
Across the remote, rural areas of the developing world, childbearing is fraught with danger. And when life-threatening complications arise, as they do — often unpredictably — women are simply too far to reach lifesaving... Read more
20 September 2011
News
September 20, 2011 marks the one-year anniversary of Every Woman, Every Child, a global effort to achieve country-led commitments to bring life-saving health care to millions of women and children in the developing... Read more
22 August 2011
News
DHAKA, Bangladesh – UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin pledged that the Fund will work to raise $70 million to support the country's next five-year (2012-16) plan to improve maternal and reproductive... Read more
30 September 2009
News
DAKA, Bangladesh — Slim and graceful, Hasina Akter still has a winning smile, luxuriant dark hair and one large bright eye. But she’s no longer the beauty she one was – not since Amir, an employee of her father’s, threw... Read more

Pages