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30 July 2020
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Margaret Thwala-Tembe wears a protective gown, hair covering and face mask as she holds a newborn baby.
Once a month, Nolwazi Myeni receives a message on her mobile phone notifying her that family planning services are available despite the pandemic-related lockdown.
28 July 2020
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Health personnel in personal protective equipment accept a SALAMA kit, a pink plastic tub containing COVID-19 prevention supplies.
“At the start of the pandemic, we were very worried about our health,” Halima*, a migrant woman from Madagascar, told UNFPA.
20 July 2020
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Community-led efforts are helping to change beliefs and practices all around the world, a new publication shows.
17 July 2020
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Drivers wearing the orange uniform of the SafeBoda company pose on their motorcycles while holding up mobile phones.
When Betty Nagadya walks through the trading centre on her way home, she, "Who needs a helmet? For those who feel cold, I have a coat for you.” But her song is not about clothing – it’s about condoms.
16 July 2020
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Mayada Reda looks lovingly at her newborn son, Mohamed.
As soon as she started her ninth month of pregnancy, Mayada Reda started coughing and feeling feverish. Then she lost her sense of taste and smell.
11 July 2020
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Officially, the COVID-19 pandemic has sickened 12 million people and left more than half a million dead. But the full toll of this catastrophe has been incalculably greater.
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

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