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16 July 2018
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Mrs. Belay with her husband, Priest Leul Hunegnaw, in front of their barn. She says contraception has had a liberating effect. © UNFPA Ethiopia
For years, Ms. Belay's family struggled to put food on the table. Yet she kept having one child after another – in all, she had seven sons.
10 July 2018
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Family health houses are helping midwives provide reproductive health care in far-flung parts of Afghanistan. © UNFPA Afghanistan
By midnight, Khurshid, 35, was in serious trouble. Five months pregnant and bleeding heavily, she had passed out at home.
9 July 2018
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People still resort to useless, dangerous strategies to prevent pregnancy. In some places, a fruit brandy called Rakija may still be used for this purpose. © UNFPA Bosnia and Herzegovina/Armin Smailovic
World Population Day celebrates the 50th anniversary the right to family planning. On this day, UNFPA is also calling attention to people who are unable to realize this right.
5 July 2018
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Women and girls require security, health care and other services in the aftermath of the disaster. © UNFPA Guatemala/Carlos Sebastián
UNFPA is working with the government, partners and community members to improve safety, care and health services for survivors.
4 July 2018
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(Right to left) UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem and United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed meet with one-stop centre staff. © UNFPA South Sudan/Arlene Alano
Violence against women is epidemic in South Sudan, but survivor services are often difficult to reach. “Women should get everything they need in one place,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem.
2 July 2018
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As the monsoon season hits Cox's Bazar, refugees at Kutapalong refugee camp and elsewhere fear they are vulnerable to landslides. © UNHCR/Adam Dean
“The heavy rains and their impact are already compounding the suffering of these refugees,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Kanem in Cox’s Bazar today.
29 June 2018
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Health workers rush to assist Salima Khatum at the Nayapara refugee camp maternity centre. © UNFPA  Bangladesh/Allison Joyce
Salima Khatum burst into the Nayapara refugee camp maternity centre, very close to giving birth.
26 June 2018
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Martha Pobee, Ghana's Permanent Representative and Chair of the Committee for the United Nations Population Award, together with United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed and UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, who serves as the Award Committee's Secretary, at the 2018 UN Population Awards. © UNFPA/ Usenabasi Esiet
The United Nations honoured laureates committed to saving lives and upholding human rights and dignity.
25 June 2018
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Najat suffered a traumatic birth injury, and nearly died, after her in-laws refused to take her to a hospital during labour. © National Midwives Association/UNFPA
Najat knew the dangers of childbirth. But when her own needs clashed with her husband’s traditional ideas, she suffered in ways she could not have imagined.
21 June 2018
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Young people from the Kakheti region of Georgia participate in peer education training on gender equality and reproductive health and rights. © UNFPA Georgia
Education initiatives in and outside of schools help overcome stigma and inequities in access to information and services.

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