Child brides fight back against gender-based violence in Bangladesh
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh - “I was married at the age of 14 and I lost my first child at 16 during pregnancy.” Ranu Chakma, now 18, says teenage motherhood is not uncommon in her village of Teknaf Upazi (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

“I never thought I would be pregnant at this age”
HAVANA, Cuba– María Karla Crukshank Fuentevilla is 15 years old and 29 weeks pregnant. It has not been an easy pregnancy. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How one woman in Gaza triumphed above marital violence, and cancer, to inspire other survivors
GAZA STRIP, Palestine– “I believed the recipe for a good marriage would be respect, two-way communication, and love. Unfortunately, I was mistaken.”  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A mobile maternity unit delivers babies and critical health services amid war in Ukraine
BALAKLIYA, Ukraine– “When the war arrived in this area, the women and children tried to escape – from danger, hunger and the lack of medical services,” said Dr. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

“The violence never stopped,” Sudanese woman says – but neither did her hope
OTASH CAMP, Sudan– "I would go to my parents, but they would return me to my abusive husband." This is what Semira,* a 25-year-old from Sudan, recalls from her marriage, which started when she was ju (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For persons with disabilities, innovation and bodily autonomy are fundamental on the path to inclusion
UNITED NATIONS, New York– “The entirety of my art practice is based on ways that technology can help with my disability. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ending unmet need for family planning in a world of 8 billion: The innovations enabling access for all
YANGON, Myanmar/PORTEL, Brazil– Access to contraceptives and family planning has long been a complicated matter. But the COVID-19 pandemic made matters worse. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

“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