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19 April 2019
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Census data is essential for creating policies and making investments that meet the needs of all people.  © UN Vietnam/Aidan Dockery
At the start of April, more than 122,000 people fanned out across Viet Nam, pursuing information about every single person in the country. They are enumerators for the country’s housing and population census – one of... Read more
11 April 2019
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Local volunteers show Nepali families the benefits of voluntary family planning. ©UNFPA Nepal
Even though religious leaders have endorsed family planning, some men doubt that family planning is a woman’s right.
10 April 2019
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Marta Paula, from Guinea-Bissau, was hospitalized when she gave birth at 13. Doctors were worried she might die. Today, she calls for young people to have access to family planning. © UNFPA/I. Barbosa
Across 51 countries, only 57 per cent of women who are married or in a relationship are able to make their own choices about sexual intercourse, contraception use and health care.
9 April 2019
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Khadija had no income after she left her husband. © UNFPA Morocco
“I was forced to leave home with my baby in my hands," Khadija, 42, told UNFPA.
1 April 2019
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More than 200 million of women and adolescent girls are not using modern contraceptives even though they want to avoid pregnancy, the 52nd Commission on Population and Development heard today. In Thailand, a UNFPA-supported emergency shelter for pregnant teens. © UNFPA/Ruth Carr
Countries re-affirmed global support for the ICPD Programme of Action, and called upon leaders and organizations around the world to accelerate efforts to achieve its goals 
29 March 2019
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The ICPD marked a revolution in thinking about sexual and reproductive health and rights. © UN Photo
It marked a revolution in thinking about women's reproductive health and rights.
29 March 2019
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Bora safely gave birth, but she faced complications after the delivery. © UNFPA Cambodia/Sophanara Pen
In the Khmer language, “crossing the river” is a way to describe childbirth, meaning a journey that should go smoothly but could just as easily go wrong. For Bora, "crossing the river" took a harrowing turn.
25 March 2019
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Women and girls are receiving dignity kits, which contain essential hygiene supplies as well as safety whistles.  © UNFPA Mozambique/Vidal Mahundla
Tina Patissone was in the late stages of pregnancy when the flooding reached their home just before midnight.
21 March 2019
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Hatidza* (right) fled the threat of violence in their home country. She is receiving psychosocial support from a UNFPA-supported women's and girls' centre in Bosnia and Herzegovina. © UNFPA/Almir Budimlic
"We still risk our lives,” said Hatidza*, a 26-year-old migrant transiting through Bosnia and Herzegovina.
19 March 2019
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After years of conflict, the population is seeing a cascade of health and human rights problems fall "like dominoes". © UNFPA Syria/Sufian Abdul-Mouty
After giving birth, a 13-year-old girl was placed in intensive care. Her newborn was admitted to the NICU.

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