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9 April 2021
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Forty-two deaths. Dozens missing. More than 10,000 newly homeless. Impassable roads. Power blackouts. Rescue attempts requiring excavators and cranes. This is the devastating aftermath for Timor-Leste, an island nation... Read more
6 April 2021
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In a win for inclusion, a reproductive health publication for women with disabilities has been published in Braille for the visually impaired.
1 April 2021
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Often heard throughout the global pandemic is that essential workers cannot work from home. But the world’s worst humanitarian crisis calls for extraordinary measures. In a country ravaged by conflict, where only half... Read more
29 March 2021
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Even with the global pandemic raging, Lucía García says she feels more prepared for childbirth, and better supported, than she did before. 
26 March 2021
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Ambovombe is a landlocked district in southern Madagascar, where only about half of health facilities are accessible year-round because of poor roads and challenging terrain. And even if one could get there, the cost of... Read more
25 March 2021
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“It was the morning of a normal working day before fighting escalated close to the hospital. I heard a mother screaming at the gate,” midwife Shrook Khalid Saeed told UNFPA this week at the Al Shaab Hospital in the... Read more
24 March 2021
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Farina*, 50, in Sudan’s Blue Nile State, cannot remember how long ago she developed an obstetric fistula, a devastating childbirth injury that causes chronic incontinence, infections and, often, ostracism from the... Read more
19 March 2021
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“When I was 15, I was to be forcibly married off to a guy I had never met,” Rachana Sunar told a panel held as part of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of women.
15 March 2021
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This week, Syria marks a grim anniversary: 10 years since the start of the country’s grinding conflict.
11 March 2021
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An estimated 12 million women have experienced disruptions in their family planning services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to 1.4 million unintended pregnancies, according to new estimates released today by... Read more

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