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11 March 2019
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Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA's Executive Director, met with community role models in Kibera, the largest informal settlement in Kenya. © UNFPA
“When sleeping women awake, mountains move,” said Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA’s Executive Director, quoting a Kenyan proverb at an event in the sprawling Kibera informal settlement.
8 March 2019
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Farzana Akbari took a stand against virginity tests – invasive, discriminatory, unscientific exams – to protect women and girls. © UNFPA Afghanistan
Women are defying the odds to secure the rights of their friends, sisters and countrywomen.
28 February 2019
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“We have been traveling for a week without being able to sleep, take a shower or eat well. I get tired easily, and have vomiting and headaches," said Mariana, who is five months pregnant. © UNFPA Peru
"We would sleep in the streets and wake up in the streets," a pregnant women told UNFPA.
27 February 2019
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In this Islamic study group, older women bring up questions that younger women are too embarrassed to raise. © UNFPA WCARO/Habibou Dia
Caring for one's reproductive health and rights is "a duty for women."
21 February 2019
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A midwife cares for Mohsina's unexpected twins at Jardan Hospital. ©FMF
Over a million pregnant women and new mothers require urgent aid in Yemen, the site of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
18 February 2019
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Jémima Masika was infected with Ebola and survived. © UNFPA DRC/Brigitte Kiaku
“I did not believe in the existence of Ebola," said Jémima Masika. Then she fell sick.
16 February 2019
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UNFPA brought critical reproductive health supplies to resident of the settlement, where conditions are dire. © UN in Syria
UNFPA delivered critical supplies to a remote settlement in Rukban, where residents have been stranded in the desert for years.
14 February 2019
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Health workers have learned to respect indigenous childbirth traditions, such as vertical delivery using a rope. © UNFPA Peru/Juan Pablo Casapia
Rural health systems have embraced something they once ignored: folk traditions and practices. 
7 February 2019
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Eman, from West Mosul, needed a Caesarean section for her fifth child. © UNFPA Iraq/Jared Kohler
About a year and half after the fall of ISIL’s last stronghold in Mosul, health services have yet to be fully restored.
5 February 2019
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Asha lays out the tools she uses to perform female genital mutilation in Somalia. © UNFPA/Georgina Goodwin
Despite being internationally recognized as a human rights violation, some 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone FGM. Here's what you need to know.

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