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10 June 2021
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At 17, drugged then raped, Josephine gets pregnant

“I woke up around 10 p.m. in one of the rooms where the party was organized. My entire body ached and I felt dizzy. I noticed that my underwear was next to me and I was not dressed. I noticed a... Read more

11 May 2021
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Menstruation and human rights - Frequently asked questions

How is menstruation related to human rights? When does menstruation start? What are common myths and taboos about menstruation? What is period poverty? These and many more questions are answered in... Read more

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

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, according to data from 57 countries, UNFPA’s flagship report announced today. The 2021 State of World Population... 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

Violations include rape, forced sterilization, virginity testing, female genital mutilation and more NEW YORK, 14 April 2021 - Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to... Read more

3 March 2021
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She was kidnapped, sequestered, tortured and raped which resulted in her pregnancy...

Benedicte is a 15-year-old girl, full of optimism, whom we met when she left the UNFPA-supported Women's House in Mbandaka. Her optimism about life masks all the suffering she has gone through in her... Read more

12 January 2021
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Remembering: Mme Henriette Eke

Eke Henriette was the midwifery adviser for UNFPA DRC. She represented and modeled exceptional commitment to UNFPA’s mandate and made a positive impact in the area of maternal health. Henriette’s... Read more

11 October 2020
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Embracing the hopes and dreams of millions of girls for a gender-equal world

International Day of the Girl Child The story of 12-year-old Amanda in Zambia, who has large dreams, is the story of millions of girls across Africa. She sees a hopeful future ahead, one in which her... Read more

17 September 2020
Press Release

New High-Level Commission will ensure promises made at Nairobi Summit are kept as COVID-19 pandemic threatens to turn back the clock for women’s health and rights

NEW YORK—A new High-Level Commission of advocates, experts and activists was established today to help commitments to women’s health and rights made at the November 2019 Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 stay... Read more

31 August 2020
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PAUL G ALLEN FAMILY FOUNDATION BACKS UNFPA’s WAR AGAINST EBOLA TRANSMISSION IN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES AND MATERNITY SETTINGS IN DRC

Angela, 21, gave birth this month to triplets. All three babies are doing well, but the mom is very concerned. No abdominal and pelvic echography and no prenatal consultations were performed before... Read more

25 August 2020
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"AT A CERTAIN POINT , I COULDN'T BEAR IT ANYMORE BUT I FINALLY REALISED THAT LIFE CONTINUES AFTER EBOLA"

For more than three years, Madame Esperance seemed to lose hope in life. The future suddenly became dark for her when doctors revealed that she was  infected by the Ebola Virus and that she could no... Read more

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