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Leaders demand protection for women and girls affected by conflict

Women and children account for roughly 75 per cent of those displaced by conflict. About 20 per cent are women of reproductive age.

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"I was not ready to lose my child"

Displaced or stranded by ongoing violence, pregnant women in and around Hodeidah, Yemen, are in dire need of maternal health care.

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UN Youth Strategy commits support to a new generation of leaders

Young people poised to “break down barriers and shake systems” claim their seat at the decision-making table.

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After decades of suffering, fistula survivors in Nepal find reprieve

“By the time I was taken to the hospital, it was already too late. Two tragedies befell me. I had a stillbirth and started leaking urine constantly.”

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Men in Ukraine hold fast to gender norms, landmark study finds

The vast majority of men in Ukraine believe in strict gender roles. Women are bearing the cost.

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New Ebola outbreak hits women and girls hardest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Women and girls account for roughly 60 per cent of Ebola victims. Over half of them are of reproductive age.

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A father's campaign for midwives in South Sudan

For midwife Peter Door, spreading awareness about family planning is key to empowering women.

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End to conflict spells no relief for women and girls in the Philippines

Despite the end to a 2017 conflict sparked by an ISIL-inspired group, displaced women and girls remain in desperate need of reproductive care.

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Ethiopian girls learn the skills they need to thrive – and secure their independence

“I would have been married off by now,” Salia, 18, told UNFPA. ​​​​​

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