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Leaders call for securing sexual and reproductive health and rights in Kenya’s largest slum

“When sleeping women awake, mountains move,” said Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA’s Executive Director, quoting a Kenyan proverb at an event in the sprawling Kibera informal settlement.

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A league of extraordinary women: Real life super heroes

Women are defying the odds to secure the rights of their friends, sisters and countrywomen.

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Fear and exhaustion shadow Venezuelan women on the long trek to Peru

"We would sleep in the streets and wake up in the streets," a pregnant women told UNFPA.

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Female Islamic preachers call for women’s rights, contraception in Niger

Caring for one's reproductive health and rights is "a duty for women."

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In world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the miracle of a safe birth

Over a million pregnant women and new mothers require urgent aid in Yemen, the site of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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Surviving Ebola: “I was so afraid to die and be put in a body bag”

“I did not believe in the existence of Ebola," said Jémima Masika. Then she fell sick.

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118-truck convoy delivers urgent aid to stranded residents in Rukban, Syria

UNFPA delivered critical supplies to a remote settlement in Rukban, where residents have been stranded in the desert for years.

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Born at the end of a rope: Embracing indigenous childbirth traditions to save lives

Rural health systems have embraced something they once ignored: folk traditions and practices. 

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Reaching women in Mosul, where the shadow of conflict still lingers

About a year and half after the fall of ISIL’s last stronghold in Mosul, health services have yet to be fully restored.

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