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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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Declaration affirms global support for reproductive health and rights

Countries re-affirmed global support for the ICPD Programme of Action, and called upon leaders and organizations around the world to accelerate efforts to achieve its goals 

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Explainer: What is the ICPD and why does it matter?

It marked a revolution in thinking about women's reproductive health and rights.

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“Crossing the river” to a safe delivery in rural Cambodia

In the Khmer language, “crossing the river” is a way to describe childbirth, meaning a journey that should go smoothly but could just as easily go wrong. For Bora, "crossing the river" took a harrowing turn.

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Catastrophic Cyclone Idai leaves pregnant women vulnerable in three countries

Tina Patissone was in the late stages of pregnancy when the flooding reached their home just before midnight.

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“We expect respect,” say migrants and refugees

"We still risk our lives,” said Hatidza*, a 26-year-old migrant transiting through Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Health, rights situation critical among women and girls in conflict-scarred Dara’a

After giving birth, a 13-year-old girl was placed in intensive care. Her newborn was admitted to the NICU.

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A guiding hand: School counsellors in Sierra Leone address early pregnancy, child marriage

In Sierra Leone, 28 per cent of adolescent girls between ages 15 and 19 are pregnant or already mothers, according to a 2013 survey . 

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“We are working against all odds”: Despite progress, FGM and child marriage numbers cause alarm

“We’re needing to speed up,” said UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem at a high-level event.

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