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Overcoming Fistula in Madagascar

MAHAJANGA, Madagascar — Every day, 10 women die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth in Madagascar. Many more survive, but  suffer from untreated complications of pregnancy, including the most…

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Protecting the Rights, Unleashing the Potential of Indigenous Girls in Rural Guatemala

CHITIXL, Guatemala --- "In my village girls do not have access to information nor education," said Sonia Delfina Cho Tún from the Chitixl community in the lush northern highlands of the country. "There…

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In Fiji, UNFPA Chief Stresses Women's Empowerment, Girls Education

SUVA, Fiji — If alarming rates of violence against women are to be effectively addressed, the status of women needs to be elevated.

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Towards Increased Services for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Syria

NIZIP, Turkey — More has to be done to ensure the health and wellbeing of women and children affected by the Syrian conflict, said Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UNFPA, on a recent visit to Turkey…

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Syrian Women Giving Birth in Exile

ZA'ATARI, Jordan — In a tent hospital bed, a Syrian woman who was four months pregnant when she fled her country's civil war cradles one of the newest residents of this dust-swept refugee camp: Her newborn son…

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Midwives Deliver for the Women of the World

Chidbirth is perhaps the riskiest and most miraculous time in a woman's life. And midwives are truly the unsung heroines of the challenge to reduce the risks women face in bringing forth life.

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UNFPA Donates Reproductive Health Supplies to Save Lives in Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic — Fierce fighting between rebel troops and Central African armed forces beginning in March has left widespread insecurity in the country.

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Running in Fear, Sprinting Towards Hope

UNITED NATIONS, New York — In an increasingly interconnected world, more individuals than ever before are leaving their homes to begin a new life somewhere else.

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Syria's Refugees: Birth and Life in Zaatari Camp – in Pictures

Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp houses more than 100,000 Syrians who have fled the civil war; 3,000 of those registered are pregnant women. A photo essay published by the Guardian provides glimpses of life away from…

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