4 Junio 2019
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Imama, la partera (izquierda), realiza un control de Salma y su recién nacida en Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Fahima Tajrin
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh/VANCOUVER, Canadá -Salma acunaba a su recién nacida en la sombra, buscando alivio del calor de su choza de lona en el atestado campamento de refugiados donde viven. Su hija mayor y unos vecinos... Lire plus
10 Enero 2019
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Condones en una clínica móvil apoyada por el UNFPA. Sithu, de 21 años, no sabía cómo protegerse del VIH. © UNFPA/Yenny Gamming
YANGON, Myanmar – "Si hubiera sabido sobre el sexo seguro en mi adolescencia, mi vida habría sido distinta", aseguró Sithu*, de 21 años, al UNFPA. Hace dos años contrajo el VIH. Sithu siempre había soñado con trabajar... Lire plus
13 Marzo 2018
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Kyae Nai belongs to a new generation of women in Myanmar who are making active choices about the timing of their pregnancies. © UNFPA Myanmar/Yenny Gamming
FALAM, Myanmar – Kyae Nai, 23, has been married for two years and has one young child, in north-western Myanmar. “I want another child,” she said. “But not yet.” Ms. Kyae belongs to a trailblazing new generation of... Lire plus
7 Febrero 2018
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Ngun Hlei survived a serious pregnancy complication, thanks to her midwife. © UNFPA Myanmar/Yenny Gamming
FALAM, Myanmar – Ngun Hlei was lucky to have seen a midwife during her third pregnancy. Many women in Myanmar don’t. “I felt very unwell for many months during that pregnancy. But what could I do? I carried on with my... Lire plus
25 Enero 2018
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Thiri became pregnant at age 15. A marriage was hastily arranged for her, and she dropped out of school. © UNFPA Myanmar/Yenny Gamming
YANGON, Myanmar – Every year, almost 50,000 teenage girls in Myanmar give birth, according to data from the 2014 census. Thiri* was one of them. She became pregnant when she was only 15 years old. “My boyfriend and I... Lire plus
6 Diciembre 2017
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“Auntie Leila,” a local member of the Rohingya community, reaches out to refugee women and brings them to UNFPA's women-friendly spaces. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Naymuzzaman Prince
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – The border between Bangladesh and Myanmar is the site of the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. Over 620,000 Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Rakhine State in Myanmar have arrived in... Lire plus
4 Diciembre 2017
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Even before the recent escalation of the crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, conditions were tense and crowded. © UNFPA Myanmar/Karlien Truyens
SITTWE, Myanmar – More than 600,000 people, most of them Rohingya, have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh since August, representing a massive escalation in an already grave humanitarian crisis. Yet many people remain in... Lire plus
17 Noviembre 2017
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Solar-powered lanterns light the way to shared toilets in this displacement camp in Kachin State, Myanmar. Women and girls are vulnerable to attack on their way to the facilities. © Metta Development Foundation/Hkawng Nan
WAINGMAY, Myanmar – Khin Khin shudders when she thinks about walking in the dark from her shelter to the shared toilet. “I never feel safe to go to the toilet at night,” she said. In Myanmar, 1.5 million people have no... Lire plus
20 Octubre 2017
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Horrific accounts of rape and other forms of sexual violence have been widely reported. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Naymuzzaman Prince
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – “My sister was killed after gang rape in front of me, and they threw hot water on my body,” Fatima*, 30, told a case worker at a UNFPA-supported women-friendly space in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh... Lire plus
31 Julio 2017
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Midwife Nan Win Phyu at the Nam Khoke Rural Health Centre uses a family planning wheel to explain contraceptive options. © UNFPA Myanmar/Si Thu Soe Moe
NAM KHOKE VILLAGE, Myanmar – Nan Aye Aye Lwin walked for three hours to reach the Nam Khoke Rural Health Centre. When she arrived, in the late afternoon, the anxiety was apparent on her face. She has two children, she... Lire plus