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Sexual harassment rampant on Sri Lanka's public transport system

A new study commissioned by UNFPA has found that 90 per cent of women in Sri Lanka have endured sexual harassment while taking public transport. Women explain that, despite underreporting of the issue, they are all too familiar with these abuses. UNFPA and the Government are working to raise awareness of the problem, and promoting a hotline women can call to report harassment. Read the full story here

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Our Future | Narrated by Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman narrates this hopeful, must-watch short film about the need to solve the climate change problem. Video by the United Nations.

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Orange the World

In Mongolia, UNFPA holds "Orange Sessions," where artists and young people gather to explore creative new ways to end violence against women. Part of the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, these sessions have inspired "Orange the World" a song and music video calling for unity in the campaign against gender-based violence. 

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Orange the World, a Mongolian music video
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Reversing the Trend

In this video, made to mark the International Day for Elimination of Gender-based Violence, artist and activist Rand Jarallah uses her face as a canvas to show the horrors of violence against women, one of the most prevalent human rights abuses in the world. Learn more about how activists are working to end violence against women.

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Rural Haiti slammed by Hurricane Matthew

Rural Haiti is hard to reach. Women and girls there need reproductive health care. Without urgent action, maternal deaths will rise, and vulnerability to sexual violence will increase. 

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What happens when a hurricane hits a hospital

See what happens when a hurricane hits a hospital. Beaumont Hospital, in Haiti, was devastated by Hurricane Matthew.

Some 13,000 women will give birth in hurricane-affected areas in the next three months. Thousands of them will experience complications. Without urgent action, maternal death rates will rise.

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How UNFPA Supplies saves lives

See how UNFPA Supplies, the largest global fund dedicated to family planning, saves the lives of millions of women and girls. 

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Saving lives through mentoring

In Burkina Faso, a mentoring programme for midwives is saving the lives of women and newborns. 

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