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9 July 2020
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Advocates wearing protective gear, including face masks and gloves, hold packages of supplies for distribution to people in need.
Alina* has faced a lifetime of challenges all too common to transgender people. And she says those difficulties have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 July 2020
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An embroidered fabric shows a drum accompanied with the text, "beat drums, not women."
"Intimate partner violence is worse with the COVID-19 situation,” said Poni Rose Modo, a social worker.
30 June 2020
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Illustration shows a woman with a rose over her mouth against a red background. There is a hand showing the words stop, danger, child, innocent and other terms.
Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and communities.
29 June 2020
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A midwife holds up a flip chart showing a family as she speaks about family planning to a room of women.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, health workers in several West African countries say it has been challenging to prevent the spread of the virus while providing life-saving sexual and reproductive health... Read more
25 June 2020
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Young people wearing protective gear pose in front of donated supplies for hygiene kits.
Dozens of young people are assembling thousands of hygiene and dignity kits for health workers working on the front lines of the COVID-19 response.
23 June 2020
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Kabita Bhandari, wearing a face mask, stands apart from a group of men to whom she is speaking about family planning. The men are wearing masks. They are standing outside, under a terraced mountain.
When Kabita Bhandari arrived at a quarantine centre in far-western Nepal, residents thought she was bringing food. Instead, she was delivering another kind of essential supplies.
22 June 2020
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Girls join hands, showing they are working together. They are wearing orange skirts with the UNFPA logo.
In the 2013-2014 school year, four girls became pregnant and left. The next year, five more girls dropped out. The year after that, another four.
19 June 2020
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Two outreach workers, a man and a woman, speak to a woman in a refugee community in Turkey.
Salimeh was nervous about fleeing from Afghanistan to Turkey as a refugee, but her husband insisted life would be better. Then he suddenly and tragically died.
16 June 2020
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Ms. Brema stands at a chart, holding a pen, as she trains women in her village to become electricians. © Vincent Tremeau/Banque mondiale
Once, Adouia Brema was a child bride forced to leave school. Today, she gives her community the gift of light.
11 June 2020
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Two women walk along a paved road. For some communities, the nearest health centre is two days away. ©UNFPA Panama/Osman Esquivel López
Carmen was two days into an excruciating labour when she was carried to the nearest health clinic – three hours away – in a hammock held aloft by community members.

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