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Among Syrian refugees, dispelling myths about contraceptives

I don’t want more kids and I’m afraid to get pregnant,” said Fatima*, a 37-year-old Syrian refugee and mother of six, at a UNFPA-supported clinic.

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UNFPA delivers aid to previously unreached Sheikh Maqsoud in Aleppo

Two mobile reproductive health teams have been deployed to the Sheikh Maqsoud area of Aleppo following the arrival of a UNFPA and Syrian Arab Red Cross mission on 28 December, the first time a UN agency has entered the...

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Solar power brings light to Congolese refugees in Angola

Since the outbreak of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kasai region earlier this year, nearly 35,000 refugees have poured into Angola’s Lunda Norte Province.

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SMS tool brings sexual, reproductive health information to Rwanda’s youth

Rwanda’s health system has seen great improvements in recent years, yet one area of health care remains underserved, particularly for young people: sexual and reproductive health.

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Enduring domestic violence in Iraq: One woman’s story

“I was so desperate, I had lost hope. Committing suicide seemed the only escape from the abuse, back then,” Fatima* said in an interview earlier this month. “I didn’t know how to handle the pain.”

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Nicaragua: protegiendo los derechos de aquellos en condiciones de vulnerabilidad

A sus 19 años, Michelle Zeledón ya cuenta con grandes responsabilidades para una persona de su edad. Tiene una hija de 4 años y trabaja desde las 6:30 a.m. hasta 10:30 p.m. en una empresa tabacalera para mantenerla....

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Amid Marawi crisis, displaced young people empower their communities

Seventeen-year-old Abdul Nasser Berua stood before a group of teenagers, explaining how they can protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections such as HIV.

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Crashing a wedding, saving a child bride: App helps girl avoid child marriage

When a 13-year-old girl in the remote village of Darbhanga, in India’s Bihar State, overheard her parents planning to marry her off to a 15-year-boy the very next day, she had little hope to stop it.

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As Rohingya refugee crisis escalates, women emerge as front-line responders

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 Cox’s Bazar District in just...

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