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“I had no idea what was happening” – Menstrual health needs surge for refugees

Women and girls displaced by conflict face extraordinary hardships – not least of all, the effect of exile on their sexual and reproductive health needs.

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Five things you didn’t know about disability and sexual violence

A global study from UNFPA reveals that girls and young women with disabilities face up to 10 times more gender-based violence than those without disabilities.

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For girls escaping FGM in rural Tanzania, crowdsourced maps show the way to safety

Volunteers around the world pitch in to help protect girls at risk – linking grassroots and global action, and generating data that strengthens the push to end FGM.

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Five actions for choice

The extent to which couples and individuals have real choices about whether and when to have children has a direct impact on global development, says The State of World Population 2018, UNFPA’s flagship report, released…

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Earthquake and tsunami devastating for 45,000 pregnant women in Indonesia

The twin disasters have killed more than 2,000 people and impacted some 1.5 million in the worst-hit areas, including roughly 352,000 women of reproductive age.

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In Syria, safe spaces for women and girls provide more than protection

“My father always wished that I would get an education. I wish he could see me now.”

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Girls are saying no to FGM – and they need political champions

Unless change comes faster, by 2030 another 68 million girls will undergo female genital mutilation.

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A call to protect women and girls on the move

Gender inequality exacerbates the grave risks facing refugee and migrant women and girls.

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Reaching pregnant women cut off from care in the aftermath of Typhoon Ompong

Over 1.7 million people in the Philippines have been affected by the typhoon, including an estimated 52,500 pregnant women.

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