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Relief for women facing treacherous journey to medical care in Guinea-Bissau

Until last month, if a woman needed an emergency Caesarean section on the island of Bubaque, she had to take a five-hour boat ride to the capital city.

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From human bomb to paralegal, Boko Haram survivor helps heal her community

When Halima was only 15, her husband said they were going on a fishing trip. Instead, he took her to a Boko Haram training camp.

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“I felt I was in hell” – Escalating hostilities threaten thousands of pregnant women in Yemen’s Hodeidah

Escalating violence in Hodeidah, Yemen, threatens the city’s estimated 90,000 pregnant women and girls.

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Exile wreaks havoc on refugees’ sexual and reproductive health

“The infections often start happening in Syria, where women lack access to clean water and hygiene supplies,” midwife Neval told UNFPA.

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“They were afraid I would die”: Early motherhood puts girls at risk in the Republic of Moldova

“They told me that I needed to protect myself… but no one told me how to do that,” Maria* told UNFPA.

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Finding a role model amid confinement of Myanmar’s Rohingya camps

Girls in the community are often doubly vulnerable – they are members of the Rohingya ethnic group and they are girls in an isolated, traditional society.

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In Türkiye, refugee child marriages drive adolescent pregnancies underground

“These girls don’t go to the doctor regularly," said Huda, a UNFPA midwife. "Some probably give birth at home."

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Girls in Azerbaijan battle disability stigma with sports

Life is often isolating for young people like Maryam. Girls living with disabilities often have few opportunities to engage with the broader world.

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HIV prevention efforts must reach most vulnerable – adolescents, young women, LGBTQIA+ communities

HIV prevention efforts are leaving the most vulnerable groups behind.

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