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Telemedicine connects women in the Brazilian Amazon to remote health services

PARÁ, Brazil – Mainara Andrade tries to be diligent about maintaining her health, but access to a gynaecologist has long been a problem in her community. 

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Faith leaders fight child marriage in Zanzibar

STONE TOWN, Zanzibar, Tanzania – Sheikh Is-haka Vuai leads a group of imams in openly opposing child marriage in his community. It is not an easy role, he says.

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Saving the lives of pregnant women amid escalating conflict in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria – “It was the worst experience of our lives, especially after ten years of crisis in Syria,” said Najwa* about her recent life-threatening ordeal, which exemplified how maternal and child health can…

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To secure an equal future, girls need equal access to digital tools and information

Digital technologies are fueling explosive growth, innovation and connection around the world. But these tools are also creating new kinds of inequalities. 

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Midwives continue to deliver amid uncertainty in Afghanistan

Despite challenges, midwives throughout Afghanistan are continuing to operate, bringing critical life-saving care to women and girls in need.

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With emergency funding for family planning, a glimmer of hope amid crisis

Some 12 million women and adolescent girls lost access to family planning services in 2020. As an adolescent mother, Christabel Mwewa's story highlights why bridging the funding shortfall is more important now than…

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Feminist-led grassroots organizations bring critical relief to women amid pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought misfortune to millions around the world. And for many women, like 21-year-old Rama Mahato*, of Ghaletole in southern Nepal, it came with a shadow pandemic: an increased incidence of…

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Reproductive health supplies airlifted into quake-shattered Haiti

Initial UNFPA estimates suggest that more than 22,000 women are expected to give birth in the next three months. Of these, around 3,700 will likely require Caesarean sections.

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At high-level UN meeting, Afghan women call for support

“My country is in a humanitarian crisis."

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