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Treating the invisible wounds of violence in Peru

Nearly every morning for the past six years Gabriela Gonzales has been going to the Honorio Delgado Community Mental Health Centre (CMHC) in the Jesús María neighborhood. She is a psychiatrist who treats survivors of…

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Do you know where your birth control is? Tracking contraceptives improves health services – and choice in Uganda

When Isirimu Margret got pregnant at 16, her hope to continue her studies vanished. She dropped out of school, married her partner and had their child. So when the chance to obtain family planning counselling at her…

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Midwives bring portable ultrasound technology to remote communities in Kenya

In her four years at Sena Health Centre, midwife Goretti Adhiambo has seen too many lives lost to complications in pregnancy and childbirth. But that is changing.

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In the Central African Republic, the devastating price women and girls pay for war

Not far from the airfield in Bambari is Aviation Camp for internally displaced persons, where dilapidated straw dwellings house people who have fled conflict that has plagued Ouaka prefecture. Some have been here since…

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With COVID-19 heralding possible fertility changes, leaders must urgently support women’s rights and choices

The pandemic has affected women’s access to family planning information and services around the world, particularly in marginalized communities. Yet at the same time, many women around the world say the pandemic and its…

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Tigray conflict decimates maternal health services, overwhelms health workers

“When the conflict broke out, I was two months pregnant. We were forced to flee and walk for days under the blazing sun."

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Partnering with traditional birth attendants to reach Afro-descendant and indigenous women in Colombia

The maternal death rate in Colombia has been falling for years, yet many of these gains have not been seen by Afro-descendant and indigenous communities. Traditional birth attendants can play a critical role in…

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Bodily autonomy becomes a global rallying cry at Paris Forum on gender equality

UNITED NATIONS, New York/PARIS, France – “Our clarion call is this: There can be no gender equality without bodily autonomy and sexual and reproductive health and rights, and no bodily autonomy and sexual and…

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Gender equality is the key to a better future for all, world leaders and youth activists agree at Paris Forum

Today, world leaders gathered in Paris to issue a rallying cry for women's rights. “In Beijing 26 years ago, the world made promises,” UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem said at the opening ceremony of the…

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