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18 September 2018
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“By the time I was taken to the hospital, it was already too late. Two tragedies befell me. I had a stillbirth and started leaking urine constantly.”
13 September 2018
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The first-ever comprehensive study on men's gender views in Ukraine finds that one in ten men believe women should tolerate violence to keep their families intact. © UNFPA Ukraine / Maks Levin
The vast majority of men in Ukraine believe in strict gender roles. Women are bearing the cost.
10 September 2018
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Active conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is thwarting efforts to deliver life-saving sexual and reproductive health care to women and girls in need. © UNFPA Democratic Republic of the Congo
Women and girls account for roughly 60 per cent of Ebola victims. Over half of them are of reproductive age.
6 September 2018
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For midwife Peter Door, spreading awareness about family planning is key to strengthening women's well-being and economic stability. Peter provides information on family planning to a mother in a Rumbek clinic. © UNFPA South Sudan
For midwife Peter Door, spreading awareness about family planning is key to empowering women.
4 September 2018
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Despite the end to a 2017 conflict sparked by an ISIL-inspired group, displaced women and girls remain in desperate need of reproductive care.
29 August 2018
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Salia, now 18, tends to animals to provide for herself and her family. Just two years ago, Salia thought she would be a child bride. © UNFPA Ethiopia/Abraham Gelaw
“I would have been married off by now,” Salia, 18, told UNFPA. ​​​​​
27 August 2018
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Identifying reproductive diseases early is essential for treating them. A couple visits a UNFPA-supported clinic for a free consultation and cervical cancer screening. ©UNFPA Turkmenistan/Ene Tuyliyev
Too few women undergo health screenings that can identify life-threatening reproductive diseases. A new campaign aims to change that.
24 August 2018
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Harrowing accounts of gender-based violence have been widely reported. A Rohingya refugee visits a UNFPA-supported women-friendly space. © UNFPA/Allison Joyce
“The kind of support women need, a doctor can’t provide. The wound is inside.”
23 August 2018
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Women may face disappointment, stigma or even isolation if they cannot have children. A UNFPA-supported counsellor watches over a child in Amiriyat al-Falloujah camp. © UNFPA Iraq/Salwa Moussa
He started calling her “less of a woman,” and treating her as a housekeeper rather than a partner.
20 August 2018
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Stella Chiwaka, 28, has suffered stigmatization throughout her life for being born with albinism. © UNFPA Malawi/Leticia Nangwale
When Stella, born with albinism, walked into a health centre for information on family planning, she was told instead to turn to celibacy.

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