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11 October 2019
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Ms. Gebray wants to continue her education until the day comes when she freely decides to marry. © UNFPA Ethiopia/Abraham Gelaw
A recent arrest in Ethiopia underscores the importance of the Joint UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage.
8 October 2019
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 In Yemen, exposure to trauma and violence is widespread as the conflict enters its fifth year. © UNFPA Yemen
This week's International Conference on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Crisis Situations will focus on survivors of trauma and conflict like Salwa.
3 October 2019
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The school for husbands and future husbands teaches men to empower their wives through behavior change. Here, men practice domestic skills to ease the burden on their wives. © UNFPA/Ollivier Girard
Waimbabie Gnoumou is learning to be a better husband, says his wife, Martine. That’s because he is going to a special school that teaches men exactly that. The Husbands and Future Husbands School in Mamboué, a village... Read more
2 October 2019
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Community leaders in Assiut Governorate speak about female genital mutilation. © UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme to Eliminate FGM
“About 75 per cent of female genital mutilation in the country is performed by doctors,” said Dr. Ayman Sadek, an expert on the subject.
30 September 2019
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The Spotlight Initiative reviewed its early achievements at a high-level event on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly.
26 September 2019
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South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have seen particularly widespread sexual and gender-based violence, both during and in the aftermath of conflict. © UNFPA DRC
“Much more needs to be done," said Dr. Kanem at a panel discussion on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.
19 September 2019
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The decline in maternal deaths is far from adequate, UNFPA officials say. In Yemen, a pregnant woman with cholera receives care. © UNFPA Yemen
"The decline is far from adequate,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem. Data from 2017 show that approximately 810 women die each day of preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.
16 September 2019
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Doctors, nurses and midwives celebrate with Anna Bondo as she leaves the Neonatal Unit with her daughter Dorcas. © UNFPA Liberia
Out of nine pregnancies, Anna Bondo had suffered seven stillbirths, each one a crushing heartbreak. Last month, pregnant for the tenth time, Ms. Bondo went into an early labour, and immediately feared the worst.
6 September 2019
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Om Asma and her baby survived thanks to a Caesarean section delivery at one of the few UNFPA-supported hospitals still open in Yemen. © UNFPA Yemen
Every two hours, a Yemeni woman dies from complications of pregnancy and childbirth.
4 September 2019
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A displacement camp in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by crises within the country. © UNFPA DRC
Thousands of women and girls have been subjected to gender-based violence.

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