4 December 2017
News
"I probably would be dead by now were it not for their intervention," Ms. Asinde said of the staff at the Kakuma Support Centre. © UNFPA Kenya/Douglas Waudo
KAKUMA, Kenya – Dalia Asinde was married 16 years ago in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She was 22 and in love, she said. But her husband soon became violent – and relentless. She lost count of the beatings,... Read more
21 September 2016
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Residents flee brutal violence in the Rutshuru territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in 2012. Women give birth, even in wartime and disasters. © UN Photo/Sylvain Liechti
UNITED NATIONS, New York/KYESHERO, Democratic Republic of the Congo – Women do not stop giving birth when disaster strikes. Every day, about 500 women die of childbirth-related causes in humanitarian emergencies or... Read more
15 August 2014
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KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo – “In one day, my world changed,” said Bokoli Bepete, 36, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It was something of an understatement: Ms. Bepete had just given birth... Read more
8 October 2013
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KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, together with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, are on a... Read more
8 October 2013
In the News
Panos photographer Sven Torfinn was in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to document the work done looking after mothers and their babies at health centres and hospitals supported by H4+. The H4+ is a group made up... Read more
6 March 2013
News
NEW YORK -- On day two of the Commission for the Status of Women, the halls of United Nations headquarters were filled with government officials, and representatives of the UN, civil society, media and the private... Read more
19 April 2011
News
As a child growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then, Zaire), Yvette Mulongo regularly watched as neighbours and friends lost their mothers. She noticed the gaping hole left in families by the death of a... Read more
11 February 2011
News
DRC/ LIBERIA/REPUBLIC OF CONGO -- It takes more than an operation to get fistula survivors on their feet. First there’s a recovery period, two weeks on average, so that the patients can heal after surgery. But it’s... Read more
15 August 2010
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BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo — As the Republic of Congo marked its 50th Anniversary of Independence today, it embarked on unprecedented steps to advance quickly in the areas of reproductive health and gender equity.... Read more
6 January 2010
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KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Years of conflict and instability mean the Democratic Republic of Congo is still among the worst countries in the world to be pregnant, despite a nationwide push to improve... Read more

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