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5 May 2022
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Global health systems must invest in midwives

Global health systems must invest in midwives

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife When heavy monsoon rains flooded refugee camps in Bangladesh, it was midwife Shakila Parvin who, in... Read more

17 March 2022
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A sense of despair and betrayal by the world

After 11 years in crisis, Syrians throughout the region continue to suffer    “When I speak to loved ones in Syria and nearby countries, the common feeling I sense is despair and betrayal by the... Read more

16 March 2022
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Changes comes from within - Celebrating women’s strengths and resilience

The United Nations Populations Funds celebrate a group of women who suffered a variety of gender-based violence and harmful practices. But they gathered all their strengths and decided to reverse the... Read more

15 March 2022
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Women and girls continue to pay a heavy price in Yemen as the conflict slips further from global view

UNFPA warns of catastrophic consequences for women and girls as massive funding shortfalls impact operations.   United Nations, New York, 15 March 2022 – Seven devastating years of fighting have left... Read more

8 March 2022
Statement

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women’s Day

Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies. More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring countries. For... Read more

8 March 2022
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International Women’s Day

The world is in crisis. In Yemen, a woman dies every two hours in childbirth for lack of obstetric care, and more than one million pregnant and breastfeeding women are acutely malnourished. The need... Read more

17 February 2022
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In her words: A child bride from Yemen forced to grow up too fast

Ibtisam* is a 16-year-old girl living in Yemen who shared her story of marrying at 14. Of the 4 million girls married before the age of 18 in Yemen, 1.4 million were married before age 15. SALAH... Read more

10 February 2022
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In Somalia, 100 mothers pledge not to subject daughters to female genital mutilation

MOGADISHU, Somalia – When Halima* was eight, she underwent female genital mutilation under the blade of her mother, a traditional birth attendant (TBA). “The procedure was painful, with no... Read more

9 February 2022
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7 things you might not know about child marriage

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Around the world, Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, romance and commitment – an occasion, perhaps, to get engaged or married. But for millions, what should be a... Read more

7 February 2022
Press Release

UNFPA and UNICEF call for a region free of Female Genital Mutilation

The Arab Region/Middle East and North Africa home to 50 million cases of FGM, one quarter of the total global cases  From Luay Shabaneh, UNFPA Arab States Regional Director and Bertrand Bainvel,... Read more

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