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Operation SALAMA reaches millions of Moroccans with pandemic information, supplies, support

“At the start of the pandemic, we were very worried about our health,” Halima*, a migrant woman from Madagascar, told UNFPA.

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If you want to change the world, start at home: New tool offers roadmap for changing social norms

Community-led efforts are helping to change beliefs and practices all around the world, a new publication shows.

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Ride-hailing app delivers contraceptives to users’ doorsteps

When Betty Nagadya walks through the trading centre on her way home, she, "Who needs a helmet? For those who feel cold, I have a coat for you.” But her song is not about clothing – it’s about condoms.

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For pregnant COVID-19 patients in Egypt, a safe place to deliver

As soon as she started her ninth month of pregnancy, Mayada Reda started coughing and feeling feverish. Then she lost her sense of taste and smell.

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Putting the brakes on COVID-19: Safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls

Officially, the COVID-19 pandemic has sickened 12 million people and left more than half a million dead. But the full toll of this catastrophe has been incalculably greater.

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For Kyrgyzstan’s LGBTQI community, risks escalate under COVID-19 pandemic

Alina* has faced a lifetime of challenges all too common to transgender people. And she says those difficulties have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Safety elusive for women in South Sudan’s protection sites amid pandemic

"Intimate partner violence is worse with the COVID-19 situation,” said Poni Rose Modo, a social worker.

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Five things you didn’t know about practices that harm girls

Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and communities.

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Health workers in West Africa “in daily danger” while providing reproductive health services

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, health workers in several West African countries say it has been challenging to prevent the spread of the virus while providing life-saving sexual and reproductive health…

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