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Amid wreckage in Beirut, health and psychosocial needs are paramount

A masked aid worker helps an injured woman limp from a mobile first-aid clinic. Another aid worker, Hiba Kshour, carries hygiene supplies past the shattered husk of a car.

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Eswatini SMS service helps women access family planning, food amid pandemic

Once a month, Nolwazi Myeni receives a message on her mobile phone notifying her that family planning services are available despite the pandemic-related lockdown.

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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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