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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

“The situation in Syria is worse than it has been in years,” explains UNFPA Arab States Regional Director, Dr. Luay Shabaneh. “The impacts of 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... 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

United Nations, New York, 15 March 2022 – Seven devastating years of fighting have left 23.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in... Read more

8 March 2022
Statement

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

More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring countries. For them, displacement... 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... 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,... 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 (... 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... Read more

7 February 2022
Press Release

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

AMMAN/CAIRO, 7 February 2022- “Today marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The theme of this year is ‘... Read more

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