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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.
20 June 2018
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Ghalia survived her ordeal thanks to the support of other refugees. © UNFPA
A record 68.5 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes. Some 25.4 million of the displaced are refugees.
12 June 2018
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Women and girls celebrating after their successful fistula repair surgeries at the Aberdeen Women’s Centre in Freetown © UNFPA Sierra Leone 2018/Angelique Reid
With free, holistic treatment, fistula survivors overcome stigma, heal their bodies and rebuild their lives.
11 June 2018
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Phu Tu Nee, 19, gave birth with a UNFPA clean delivery kit as the first tropical storm of the monsoon season descended on the camps and villages of “forgotten” Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. © UNFPA Myanmar/Yenny Gamming
Health volunteers, clean delivery kits and mobile clinics help Rohingya women in Rakhine State deliver their babies safely.
7 June 2018
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Menstrual health is a serious, but overlooked, issue among vulnerable women. Refugees in Louva, Angola, receive UNFPA-distributed dignity kits, which include sanitary napkins, soap, laundry detergent and other essential hygiene supplies. © UNFPA/Tiril Skarstein
A new report from Eastern and Southern Africa links shame and misinformation around menstruation to gender discrimination, child marriage, exclusion, poverty, violence and untreated health problems.
4 June 2018
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Children run towards the sprawl of Domiz 1 camp in northeastern Iraq, where UNFPA-supported women’s and youth centres provide support and care for Syrian refugees. © UNHCR/B. Sokol/November 2012
At a women's centre in Iraq, a Syrian refugee gains the support she needs to avoid marriage, and the skills and experience to help others do the same.
1 June 2018
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Fatima now works as a health mediator at a UNFPA-supported safe space, helping other women and girls. © UNFPA Turkey
Fatima endured brutal domestic violence, and she gave birth alone as war raged outside. But now she has a new life, and a new power: independence.
30 May 2018
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Faith Kiraison, an advocate for girls' rights and health, teaches her peers about menstrual health management. © UNFPA Kenya/Douglas Waudo
“I felt embarrassed to be a girl and felt like it was a punishment,” recalled 13-year-old Faith, describing her first period. The Menstrual Health Management Symposium is taking aim at period shame.
23 May 2018
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Margret Rambiki lived with obstetric fistula for 13 years. Finally, her mother learned how she could get relief. © UNFPA Malawi/Henry Chimbali
Fistula is one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries, and it is almost entirely preventable.
22 May 2018
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A health worker checks on a pregnant woman during a home visit. Access to quality maternal health care, especially emergency care during childbirth, is essential to preventing obstetric fistula. © UNFPA Ethiopia/Abraham Gelaw
Obstetric fistula affects the most vulnerable, marginalized women – those without access to quality obstetric care.

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