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3 May 2019
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Najiba works in one of the hardest-to-reach, poorest areas of Bamyan. © UNFPA Afghanistan
Midwives serve in some of the most remote health posts in the world, saving the lives of women and babies in settings that are often harsh and resource-poor.
1 May 2019
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Bushra has launched the first ever women-run security firm in Yemen. © UNFPA Yemen
A survivor of child marriage now runs Yemen's first-ever security business for women.
30 April 2019
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Kenneth has affected more than 168,000 people in Mozambique, including 7,000 pregnant women at risk of unsafe childbirth.
29 April 2019
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Dr. Joha attends to a displaced woman at Al-Hol Camp. The needs were "overwhelmingly high," he said. © UNFPA Syria
"I have never seen before in my life what I saw in the camp,” Dr. Yasser Joha told UNFPA from Al-Hol, a camp in north-eastern Syria. "I took out around 160 pieces of shrapnel from the bodies of women and... Read more
27 April 2019
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Fikre Molla was happy to receive professional care before, during and after childbirth, without having to forgo traditions. © UNFPA Ethiopia
When Fikre Molla was preparing to have her baby, she wanted the childbirth traditions she had grown up with, but the safety of professional care in a proper health facility. Yet she lived in Ethiopia’s rural Amhara... Read more
19 April 2019
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Census data is essential for creating policies and making investments that meet the needs of all people.  © UN Vietnam/Aidan Dockery
At the start of April, more than 122,000 people fanned out across Viet Nam, pursuing information about every single person in the country. They are enumerators for the country’s housing and population census – one of... Read more
11 April 2019
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Local volunteers show Nepali families the benefits of voluntary family planning. ©UNFPA Nepal
Even though religious leaders have endorsed family planning, some men doubt that family planning is a woman’s right.
10 April 2019
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Marta Paula, from Guinea-Bissau, was hospitalized when she gave birth at 13. Doctors were worried she might die. Today, she calls for young people to have access to family planning. © UNFPA/I. Barbosa
Across 51 countries, only 57 per cent of women who are married or in a relationship are able to make their own choices about sexual intercourse, contraception use and health care.
9 April 2019
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Khadija had no income after she left her husband. © UNFPA Morocco
“I was forced to leave home with my baby in my hands," Khadija, 42, told UNFPA.
1 April 2019
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More than 200 million of women and adolescent girls are not using modern contraceptives even though they want to avoid pregnancy, the 52nd Commission on Population and Development heard today. In Thailand, a UNFPA-supported emergency shelter for pregnant teens. © UNFPA/Ruth Carr
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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