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29 March 2019
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Bora safely gave birth, but she faced complications after the delivery. © UNFPA Cambodia/Sophanara Pen
In the Khmer language, “crossing the river” is a way to describe childbirth, meaning a journey that should go smoothly but could just as easily go wrong. For Bora, "crossing the river" took a harrowing turn.
25 March 2019
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Women and girls are receiving dignity kits, which contain essential hygiene supplies as well as safety whistles.  © UNFPA Mozambique/Vidal Mahundla
Tina Patissone was in the late stages of pregnancy when the flooding reached their home just before midnight.
21 March 2019
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Hatidza* (right) fled the threat of violence in their home country. She is receiving psychosocial support from a UNFPA-supported women's and girls' centre in Bosnia and Herzegovina. © UNFPA/Almir Budimlic
"We still risk our lives,” said Hatidza*, a 26-year-old migrant transiting through Bosnia and Herzegovina.
19 March 2019
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After years of conflict, the population is seeing a cascade of health and human rights problems fall "like dominoes". © UNFPA Syria/Sufian Abdul-Mouty
After giving birth, a 13-year-old girl was placed in intensive care. Her newborn was admitted to the NICU.
18 March 2019
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Fatmata Sesay reenrolled in school after becoming pregnant at age 15. © UNFPA Sierra Leone/Salim Kamara
In Sierra Leone, 28 per cent of adolescent girls between ages 15 and 19 are pregnant or already mothers, according to a 2013 survey . 
15 March 2019
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The path forward will not be easy, says Tadelech Ermias, who bravely refused to undergo FGM. © UNFPA Ethiopia/Abraham Gelaw
“We’re needing to speed up,” said UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem at a high-level event.
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."

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