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  • 13 Sep 2021
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As women and girls bear the brunt of the crisis, UNFPA urgently seeks $29.2 million to save and protect lives in Afghanistan

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, is appealing for funding to respond to the urgent needs of Afghan women and girls as a humanitarian catastrophe looms in the country...

As women and girls bear the brunt of the crisis, UNFPA urgently seeks $29.2…

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, is appealing for funding to respond to the urgent needs of…

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  • 24 Aug 2021
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UNFPA scaling up humanitarian assistance in Haiti to help survivors of earthquake

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 24 August 2021 - UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, is scaling up its humanitarian assistance in Haiti following the 7.2 magnitude quake that…

UNFPA scaling up humanitarian assistance in Haiti to help survivors of…

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 24 August 2021 - UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, is scaling up its…

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  • 15 Jul 2021
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Pioneering female police superintendent from Niger and General Directorate of Population for Oaxaca, Mexico, win 2021 UN Population Award

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 15 July 2021 – Announced in a virtual ceremony today, the 2021 United Nations Population Award individual laureate is Commissaire Hassane Haousseize Zouer

Pioneering female police superintendent from Niger and General Directorate of…

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 15 July 2021 – Announced in a virtual ceremony today, the 2021 United Nations Population

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  • 28 May 2021
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Women in Tigray need immediate support: Race against time to save lives

New York, 28 May 2021 - In the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, where conflict erupted last November, hundreds of thousands of women and adolescent girls remain in urgent need o

Women in Tigray need immediate support: Race against time to save lives

New York, 28 May 2021 - In the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, where conflict erupted last November, hundreds o

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  • 04 May 2021
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New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900,000 midwives

Fully investing in midwives by 2035 would avert roughly two-thirds of maternal, newborn deaths and stillbirths, saving 4.3 million lives per year. 

New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900,000 midwives

Fully investing in midwives by 2035 would avert roughly two-thirds of maternal, newborn deaths and stillbirths, saving 4

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  • 14 Apr 2021
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Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA report, My Body is My Own

Violations include rape, forced sterilization, virginity testing, female genital mutilation and more

Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA…

Violations include rape, forced sterilization, virginity testing, female genital mutilation and more

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  • 31 Mar 2021
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As crisis facing women in Venezuela deepens, UNFPA appeals for urgent funding to save lives and protect their rights

More and more women and girls are facing the deadly consequences of the crisis that grips Venezuela.

As crisis facing women in Venezuela deepens, UNFPA appeals for urgent funding…

More and more women and girls are facing the deadly consequences of the crisis that grips Venezuela.

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