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27 August 2019
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A midwife performs an antenatal check up during a mobile health team visit in Nangarhar Province. © UNFPA Afghanistan
"We did not have enough money to take care of my health," Raihana said.
26 August 2019
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UNFPA is supporting workshops to train health workers on sexual and reproductive health issues. © UNFPA Venezuela
Sexual and reproductive health conditions are starting to improve thanks to UNFPA-supported workshops for health workers.
16 August 2019
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Police Officer Chrestine Espinorio, Dr. Nadhira Abdulcarim and social worker Umme Limbona work together to support survivors of violence at a hospital-based crisis centre. © UNFPA Philippines/Mario Villamor
Umme Limbona remembers when she had to leap from a third-storey window – onto a neighbouring terrace – to escape a siege. It would not be her last act of heroism.
12 August 2019
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When supported and empowered, young people can change the world. “I want to help Uganda,” says Edith Nambalirwa, a peer educator. “If I cannot do it with money, let me do it with knowledge.” © UNFPA ESARO/Corrie Butler
There are 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24. Listen to their voices.
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.

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