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Mobile clinics treat reproductive cancers in along Ukraine’s contact line

Many people living along the 'contact line' refrain from seeking health care due to financial barriers, distance or fear of hostilities.

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The future we want for women and girls

This year, global unity may seem a distant goal. But nothing could be further from the truth.

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Midwives on the front lines working to reverse Afghanistan’s high maternal death rate

"Standing in the dark was a person asking for my help – a baby was being born,” Shirin said. It was the start of the greatest challenge she had ever faced as a midwife.

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What we learn by listening to girls

Girls’ voices are seldom heard – not in the halls of governments, nor in homes or classrooms. But what do we learn when we finally listen?

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Pandemic and rising tide of violence increase demand for mental health, psychosocial care

Fear, isolation, grief, economic stress and shuttered support services are taking a vast toll on the mental health of people around the world.

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Flooding in Sudan leaves pregnant women, violence survivors stranded

Massive flooding in Sudan – the worst in 30 years – has created an ongoing humanitarian crisis, on top of the country’s existing COVID-19 health crisis.

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A former child bride in Afghanistan finds hope and new life during COVID-19

Mahgul* vividly remembers the day she was engaged to be married. "I was 7," she said.

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Reproductive health facilities resume life-saving work, but funding remains scarce

With limited funding coming in, UNFPA has been able to resume operations in some key health facilities across the country. But much more support is needed.

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Progress towards gender equality at risk, say leaders at 25th anniversary of Beijing women’s conference

Yesterday, leaders at the United Nations commemorated the 25th anniversary of the historic Fourth World Conference on Women, when more than 30,000 activists and advocates convened in China to adopt a comprehensive…

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