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Surviving Nature's Fury: A Woman's Story

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At the age of 33, Maritess Gural delivered her baby under unsafe conditions in the wake of killer typhoon Ondoy in late 2009. Assisted only by a traditional birth attendant, called hilot, before a team of health workers came to her aid, Marites laboured in a cramped evacuation centre. Video: UNFPA Philippines

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Cool Women

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This video presents the stories of five independent women from Maldives: Aishath, an artist; Zareena, a yam grower, Shakeeba, a taxi driver; Amira, a religious leader; and Aminath, an office worker. Video: UNFPA Maldives and Thirees Nuvaeh.

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Baby Talk

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This video shows a dialogue between two babies who exchange stories about their young parents and their situation. Video: UNFPA Philippines

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Positive Talk

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This video tells the stories of three people living with HIV and on how they positively respond to the challenges they face. Video: UNFPA Philippines

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The Mountain Midwives of Vietnam

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The infant and maternal mortality rates in the mountainous regions of northern Vietnam are 10 times higher than the national average. This Al Jazeera film tells the story of a Hmong ethnic minority midwife who has been trained to provide maternal care to her community in the isolated Chi Ca commune. Filmmakers: Nick Ahlmark and Nicole Precel / Storytime Films

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Bringing Family Planning to Remote Lao Villages

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Nearly 30 per cent of Lao women who want to avoid pregnancy are not using a family planning method. To help close this gap, a new initiative uses villagers to distribute contraceptives in communities that are far from regular health services.

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India: A Booming Population

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As the world's population pushes towards 7 billion, its second most populous country India continues to face rapid rural to urban migration, as millions of people continue to seek better economic opportunities in its already over-populated cities.

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