“For women and girls, no place is completely safe”: Despite some progress, urgent and stronger action needed against digital violence
UNITED NATIONS, New York– “Can you put a price tag on human life? (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ending maternal deaths in a world of 8 billion: How midwives save lives
PATHOUMPHONE DISTRICT, Lao PDR– “I feel proud and happy that the world population is reaching 8 billion, especially because I know that it is partly because of the good work (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ending gender-based violence in a world of 8 billion: How a new term, reproductive violence, helps confront an old problem
UNITED NATIONS, New York  – Whether to have children or not is one of the most life-altering decisions a person can make. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Family planning takes global stage, showing both major gains and gaps
RORAIMA, Brazil/SUDURPASCHIM, Nepal– Of all Wendys Rivero’s hopes for the future, getting pregnant again is not one of them. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reclaiming hope and justice for survivors of sexual violence during drought and hunger crisis in Somalia
PUNTLAND, Somalia– “I felt powerless… I looked around but it was too dark to see who had done this to me. I ran back home very scared – my family was still fast asleep.”  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reclaiming teenage mothers ’ dreams, plans and potential
GARABITO, Costa Rica– Like mother, like son; Ana Francini González Avalos’ son Tairon is a restless, intelligent 7 year old who knows how to read and wants to learn much more. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

After an adolescent pregnancy drove them apart, here ’s how one family in Rwanda reconnected
KARONGI, Rwanda– When Nyiranzavugimana Florence was 19 years old, she fell unexpectedly pregnant. Initially, family and friends reacted by shunning her – subjecting Ms. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Engaging communities in Malawi to end child marriage and help girls finish school
MACHINGA, Malawi– “I had to go against some deeply-held traditions to persuade my people that girls need access to education, just like boys,” said village head Patete, watching as a group of girls w (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 31, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Girls in Uganda report being lured across the border to undergo female genital mutilation
KARAMOJA/SEBEI, Uganda– Fourteen-year-old Judith* and five other Pokot girls were lured across the border, into Kenya from Uganda, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Compounding crises endanger women and girls amid Pakistan ’s unprecedented flooding
SINDH PROVINCE, Pakistan– Amid theworst-ever flooding Pakistan h (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health and violence risks multiply for women and girls in Kenya as worst drought in 40 years takes hold
TURKANA COUNTY, Kenya– Chants of “Apei Apei ng’akankomwon ng’akan!” ring out from a group of women sitting under a tree. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Soaring violence, fuel crisis and a cholera outbreak: Haiti in the grip of a “humanitarian catastrophe”
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti– As protection, health-care and essential services break down, the violence and volatile political and economic crisis engulfing Haiti has rapidly deteriorated into what the UN (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Under increasing conflict and climate crises, young people ’s mental health bears a heavy burden
UNITED NATIONS, New York– “I remember walking in the cold for a very long time, scared of the explosions and tanks passing near our house,” said 12-year-old Malina, who was forced to flee her hometow (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Forced into early motherhood, a child rape survivor in the Comoros fights stigma to finish school
MORONI, The Comoros– “I followed him into the house. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In Lao PDR, midwives provide life-saving and culturally competent care to the country ’s ethnic communities
LONG DISTRICT, Lao People ’s Democratic Republic– “In the past, Akha women gave birth without assistance and did not come to health centres. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news