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2 August 2019
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Trik Dulene (sitting) with friends in the Kologe II displacement camp. She teaches women about family planning. © UNFPA Ethiopia
Trik Dulene knows all about bullying and coercion when it comes to a woman’s reproductive choices. 
29 July 2019
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To achieve zero preventable maternal deaths in 76 high-burden countries, annual spending would need to rise to $7.8 billion by 2030. © UNFPA Jordan
A new costing exercise calls for dramatic increases in spending on maternal health, family planning and to end harmful practices.
24 July 2019
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Women UN leaders meet with female leaders and advocates in Kabul, Afghanistan. Women's voices must be heard, they emphasized. © Fardin Waezi / UNAMA
Kabul, Afghanistan/UNITED NATIONS, New York – UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem joined a high-level delegation of women UN leaders on an intensive two-day “solidarity mission” to Afghanistan to highlight the... Read more
18 July 2019
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Ms. Chuor (centre) waits for an antenatal visit at the Aweil State Hospital. © UNFPA South Sudan/Arlene Alano
Arek Chuor, 32, expects to deliver her seventh child in September. It will be her last, she insists. A childhood polio infection has left her with impaired mobility, including a permanent limp. The challenges are only... Read more
15 July 2019
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Venezuelan migrants on the Colombian border. © /Tomer Urwicz
Empowered former migrants and refugees are the new humanitarian responders to Venezuela's emergency.
10 July 2019
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Twenty-five years ago, 179 governments adopted a visionary Programme of Action that aimed to safeguard the health and rights of women and girls and to promote their empowerment. © UNFPA Morocco
Twenty-five years ago, on 13 September, world leaders adopted the visionary ICPD Programme of Action. See how it has changed the world.
8 July 2019
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Ms. Akongo prepares to graduate. Neither tragedy nor age could deter her from pursuing her dreams. © UNFPA South Sudan/Arlene Alano
At age 47, Angelina Akongo was the oldest of 73 midwifery and nursing students from Juba and Kajo Keji to graduate this year – and she feels like a brand new person. “I am a better person now,” she said.
3 July 2019
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Fadia was the first baby born in the UNFPA-supported hospitainer facility in Al-Hol Camp in northern Syria. © UNFPA Syria
“I have no home. I have lost everything. And now I have to give birth to my baby in a camp,” Khadeeja told UNFPA.
1 July 2019
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Ms. Kaleso suffered stigma and isolation stemming from fistula for a year before she got treatment. © UNFPA Malawi
“I consider myself very lucky," says Monica Kaleso, a Malawian fistula survivor who overcame stigma after being treated.
28 June 2019
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"We lost all our belongings – including the new clothes we had bought for the baby," Tatenda Sithole, from Rusitu. © UNFPA Zimbabwe
Just weeks ago, Chioniso survived Cyclone Idai, one of the worst storms to ever strike in the southern hemisphere. But when the winds died down, a new danger emerged.

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