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5 May 2021
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Investing in midwives key to realizing the goal on ending preventable maternal deaths in the decade of accelerated action

“In the presence of a midwife, who is well equipped, well knowledgeable and adopted, the threats to women and new born babies are minimal,” stated... Read more

5 May 2021
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Global shortage of 900,000 midwives threatens women’s lives and health, new report shows

“A 35-year-old pregnant woman came to our clinic with abdominal pain,” recalled Hawrin Yousif, a midwife in the Khazir displacement camp in the... Read more

23 April 2021
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Prioritizing the most vulnerable and further behind groups is key to realizing bodily autonomy

The Eswatini Demographic Survey shows that about 51% women in Eswatini lack the power to make their own decisions on sexual reproductive health... Read more

14 April 2021
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Bodily autonomy: Busting 7 myths that undermine individual rights and freedoms

Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, according to data from 57 countries, UNFPA’s flagship report announced today. The 2021... Read more

14 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

Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to decide whether to have sex with their partners, use contraception or seek... Read more

29 March 2021
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It’s literally from rags to riches for young Mantfombi as fabric recycling gave her startup capital for a flourishing business

“Like many other young people in my area, I could not find a job after graduating. I could not even start a business as I had no startup capital,”... Read more

22 March 2021
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Dignity packs to help women and girls recover better from Cyclone Eloise

“This is a very kind gesture. I will not worry about my child’s nappies for a long time,” stated a joyful 25-year-old Samukelisiwe Mamba after... Read more

25 January 2021
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A health facility assessment shows that persons with disabilities face challenges as they access health services

“People need to understand that there’s so much ability within disability and should therefore treat persons with disabilities with dignity just like... Read more

20 January 2021
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UNFPA ensures continuity of health services by donating protective equipment for Frontline Healthcare Workers

“One of our challenges is that we wear the same surgical masks for three to five days without being provided with new ones,” lamented a healthcare... Read more

24 October 2020
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Dignity packs bring confidence to girls as they prepare for final exams

The year 2020 will go down as one of the worst years as far as learning is concerned. Due the COVID-19 pandemic, many children were deprived their... Read more

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