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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.
17 August 2018
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“My husband was very strict,” Gemila*, a 28-year-old Syrian refugee, told UNFPA. “He wanted to crush people.”
“He insulted my sister, then he slapped her across the face,” said Bissal*, a Syrian refugee.
14 August 2018
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UNFPA has built six health facilities in hard-to-reach parts of Guinea-Bissau. Here, a monitoring team digs out of a waterlogged road on their way to a health facility rehabilitation project in Gã-Para. © UNFPA Guinea-Bissau
Until last month, if a woman needed an emergency Caesarean section on the island of Bubaque, she had to take a five-hour boat ride to the capital city.
9 August 2018
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Halima, now 19, is a paralegal dedicated to helping women and girls. © UNFPA Chad/Théodore Somda
When Halima was only 15, her husband said they were going on a fishing trip. Instead, he took her to a Boko Haram training camp.

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