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17 January 2019
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More than 50 UNFPA mobile teams are currently working in the country, serving thousands. © UNFPA/Maks Levin
UNFPA’s mobile teams aid women who might otherwise be out of reach. “This was a completely new way for us of working,” says social services leader.
10 January 2019
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Condoms at a UNFPA-supported mobile clinic. Sithu, 21, did not know how to protect himself from HIV. © UNFPA/Yenny Gamming
“If I had known about safe sex in my teens, my life would never have turned out this way,” said Sithu*, who is living with HIV.
12 December 2018
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In Morocco, an estimated 63 per cent of women aged 18 to 64 have experienced some form of gender-based violence.
12 November 2018
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When her friend became unexpectedly pregnant at an early age, Azlifa sought a way to share sexual and reproductive health information with other young people kept in the dark about their bodies.  © UNFPA Maldives/Tatiana Almeida
In a country where marriage is a requirement for access to family planning, young people are stepping up and speaking out.
9 November 2018
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The humanitarian crisis in Yemen has become the worst in the world.
5 November 2018
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During conflict, the most intimate – and taboo – health needs of women and girls are often overlooked. Marie Anny, 13, is one of 7,000 women and girls of reproductive age in Angola's Lóvua refugee settlement. © UNFPA Angola
Women and girls displaced by conflict face extraordinary hardships – not least of all, the effect of exile on their sexual and reproductive health needs.
30 October 2018
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A global study from UNFPA reveals that girls and young women with disabilities face up to 10 times more gender-based violence than those without disabilities.
22 October 2018
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Volunteers around the world pitch in to help protect girls at risk – linking grassroots and global action, and generating data that strengthens the push to end FGM.
16 October 2018
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Some 88,000 people have been displaced by the twin disasters in Indonesia's hardest-hit areas. Ibu Fariati and her family now share a tent with six other families. © UNFPA Indonesia/Stenly hely Sajow
The twin disasters have killed more than 2,000 people and impacted some 1.5 million in the worst-hit areas, including roughly 352,000 women of reproductive age.
16 October 2018
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No country – regardless of income level or political system – has yet made reproductive rights a reality for all. © UNFPA/Egor Dubrovsky
The extent to which couples and individuals have real choices about whether and when to have children has a direct impact on global development, says The State of World Population 2018, UNFPA’s flagship report, released... Read more

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