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9 April 2018
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The needs of migrant women and girls are falling through the cracks. Izdihar, a Syrian refugee in Jordan. © UNFPA Jordan/Sima Diab
The needs of women and girls are falling through the cracks.
6 April 2018
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Lena Towai with her newborn son. They have been living at a displacement camp in East Pokot County since August 2017.  © UNFPA Kenya/Douglas Waudo
Under armed attack, Lena Towai fled into the wilderness and gave birth in the dark – assisted only by a neighbour with a gunshot wound.
4 April 2018
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MP Hadjira Oumouri attends the Comorian marathon on International Women’s Day. Her shirt says, "I am more than a mother. I am also a woman with ambition." © UNFPA Comoros/Nasser Youssouf
A midwife has become the only female Member of Parliament in the Comoros. She brings the fight for gender equality with her.
28 March 2018
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“What I have had to go through, it has been terrible," said Antone, 50. Her husband and children were killed as they fled Kasai. © UNFPA Angola/Tiril Skarstein
“When they entered the village, they started to kill everybody, without exception,” Antone, a 50-year-old refugee, told UNFPA.
27 March 2018
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Zainab Binta Jalloh was married off at age 15. Today, she is outspoken about her experience and the need for change. Image courtesy of Zainab.
"According to our tradition, a girl should get married when she reaches puberty," said Zainab Binta Jalloh.
26 March 2018
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Haneen volunteers at a UNFPA-supported women's centre in Debaga camp. © UNFPA Iraq
Three years ago, conflict forced Haneen Ali* to flee her home in Mosul, in northern Iraq. With her parents, she hiked through minefields before finding safety in the Debaga camp. “The journey was long and tiring,” said... Read more
23 March 2018
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“We really need more information on sex and reproductive health,” said Kathleen Acosta, 18, a senior and student leader at UP high school in Iloilo. © UNFPA Philippines
Universities are throwing their weight behind efforts to end teen pregnancy.
22 March 2018
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Survivors of gender-based violence require a full range of services, from medical care to counselling to legal support. © UNFPA Iraq
“I was sold more than once,” Resalah* told UNFPA . A member of the Yazidi minority, she was abducted by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS or Da’esh), traded as property and subjected to... Read more
19 March 2018
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A UNFPA-supported mobile team performs an ultrasound for a pregnant woman displaced from Afrin. © UNFPA Syria/Sufian Abdulmouty
A surge in violence in Syria’s northern Afrin region has triggered a mass displacement of the civilian population, with an estimated 98,000 people fleeing as the hostilities approached Afrin City. The humanitarian... Read more
16 March 2018
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Violence against women and girls is pervasive throughout the world. A rape kit in South Sudan. © UNFPA/Tim McKulka
Leaders and youth advocates gathered in New York on Tuesday to discuss how to work together to end violence against women and girls, the most prevalent human rights violation in the world. The event, Violence Knows No... Read more

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