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No mountain too high: Midwives protect women, save lives

Midwives serve in some of the most remote health posts in the world, saving the lives of women and babies in settings that are often harsh and resource-poor.

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Meet the woman protecting women in Yemen

A survivor of child marriage now runs Yemen's first-ever security business for women.

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Joint operation rescues hundreds from Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique

Kenneth has affected more than 168,000 people in Mozambique, including 7,000 pregnant women at risk of unsafe childbirth.

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Caught in the crossfire: Urgent needs in north-east Syria

"I have never seen before in my life what I saw in the camp,” Dr. Yasser Joha told UNFPA from Al-Hol, a camp in north-eastern Syria. "I took out around 160 pieces of shrapnel from the bodies of women and…

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With coffee ceremony and midwives, mums get a happy start in rural Ethiopia

When Fikre Molla was preparing to have her baby, she wanted the childbirth traditions she had grown up with, but the safety of professional care in a proper health facility. Yet she lived in Ethiopia’s rural Amhara…

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Digital revolution comes to Viet Nam census

At the start of April, more than 122,000 people fanned out across Viet Nam, pursuing information about every single person in the country. They are enumerators for the country’s housing and population census – one of…

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Muslim minority women break barriers to embrace family planning in Nepal

Even though religious leaders have endorsed family planning, some men doubt that family planning is a woman’s right.

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Vast numbers of women lack decision-making power over their own bodies, says UNFPA flagship report

Across 51 countries, only 57 per cent of women who are married or in a relationship are able to make their own choices about sexual intercourse, contraception use and health care.

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Survivors of gender-based violence get a fresh start in Morocco

“I was forced to leave home with my baby in my hands," Khadija, 42, told UNFPA.

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