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3 May 2019
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2019 Midwives are public health heroes, ensuring that a woman can have a healthy pregnancy,... Read more
25 April 2019
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Nyasha Phanisa Sithole attended the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York, where she shared the stories of adolescent girls and young women who had experienced abuse, as... Read more
23 April 2019
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Ezulwini, ESWATINI—“When I was 13, I found myself being forced into an early marriage,” says Catherine Mkandawire from Malawi. And for years afterwards, she was forced on one man or the other by... Read more
18 April 2019
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Mafeteng, LESOTHO—When a 14-year-old girl was impregnated by a herder in her village, much to the chagrin of her community her parents married her off to the herder. The girl was still in primary... Read more
17 April 2019
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LUSAKA, Zambia—“To our new mothers, I would like to underscore that as a woman, you have the right to access information and services on maternal health, family planning and HIV. This is critical to... Read more
10 April 2019
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UNITED NATIONS, New York, 10 April 2019—The global reproductive rights movement that began in the 1960s transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of women, empowering them to govern their own... Read more
8 April 2019
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Domboya District, ETHIOPIA—Ten years ago, Tadelech Ermias, 23, defied her family’s wishes and endured ridicule in her community over her decision to get married without having undergone female... Read more
2 April 2019
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MALAWI—UNFPA has distributed reproductive health kits for women affected by the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, to ensure they have access to clean delivery, proper management of miscarriage and... Read more
22 March 2019
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Matundo, MOZAMBIQUE—When their home began to flood shortly before midnight on 15 March, heavily pregnant Tina Patissone, 30, grabbed her 4 children and braved strong winds to reach 3rd of January... Read more
21 March 2019
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Manzini, ESWATINI—Eswatini’s lowered fertility rate now averages 3.3 births per woman, compared to 6.4 births per woman during the decade preceding the International Conference on Population and... Read more

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