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24 May 2021
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Survived a 50-year battle with fistula

I had no idea that my situation was redeemable,” says Ashikiro Guure Cali who recovered from obstetric fistula, after 50 years of endless suffering. She lived with one of the most demeaning medical... Read more

24 May 2021
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Despite stigma and rejection ,Fistula survivors find a new hope

Khetam’s story from Yemen Khetam begins by saying, "I do not think that there is a woman who has suffered from a fistula as I did." Khetam got a fistula when she was only 16 years old. Months after... Read more

14 May 2021
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UNFPA calls all parties to ensure the full protection of women and adolescent girls

Cairo, 13 May 2021 - The United Nations Population Fund is alarmed by the number of civilian casualties, including children and women caused by the current escalation between the Israelis and the... Read more

5 May 2021
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Trust the evidence: invest in midwives

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Day of the Midwife   Every day in every part of the world, midwives save the lives of women and babies and promote the health... Read more

5 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.  UNITED NATIONS, New York, 5 May 2021 -- Millions of... Read more

29 April 2021
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Statement on UK government funding cuts

28 April 2021 Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, has been informed that the Government of the United Kingdom... Read more

20 April 2021
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My body, My choice: 5 means to uphold the right of bodily autonomy

My body, My choice: 5 means to uphold the right of bodily autonomy  Bodily Autonomy is central to UNFPA mandate where all women and girls can lead healthy, productive and dignified lives free of all... Read more

20 April 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   Egypt, 21 April 2021 - Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to... Read more

2 April 2021
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United Nations chiefs urge donors to support record appeals for Syrians and the region

(New York/Geneva, 29 March 2021) – On the eve of the fifth Brussels conference for Syria, the  United Nations humanitarian, refugee and development chiefs have urged international donors  to step up... Read more

29 March 2021
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Motherhood on the brink: Pregnant women in Yemen under famine and violence

CRATER, Yemen –  “It was the morning of a normal working day before fighting escalated close to the hospital. I heard a mother screaming at the gate,” midwife Shrook Khalid Saeed told UNFPA this week... Read more

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