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Obstetric fistula: The road to recovery – and respect

DHAKA, Bangladesh – For women suffering from obstetric fistula, a traumatic and debilitating childbirth injury, the effects are much more than physical. The condition often leaves them stigmatized by their communities, abandoned by their families and unable to work. And treatment alone does not end this ordeal. After years of isolation, they have to learn to rebuild their lives. A rehabilitation centre in Bangladesh is helping fistula survivors do just that.

Government, UNFPA Nepal launch campaign for earthquake response and beyond

KATHMANDU, Nepal — As the calendar approaches the one-month mark following the devastating Nepal earthquake of April 25, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, with the support of  the Nepal Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MoWCSW) and UNFPA Nepal Goodwill Ambassador Manisha Koirala, have launched “Dignity First”, a campaign that captures the essence of the life-saving work needed to support pregnant women, new mothers and their infants, and girls affected by the disaster. more

End fistula, restore women's dignity: Statement on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

UNITED NATIONS, New York - Significant gains have been made in improving sexual and reproductive health and advancing reproductive rights since the 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development. But many people, especially the poor and vulnerable, still lack access to quality sexual and reproductive health services, including life-saving emergency obstetric care. more

Protecting women and girls in earthqake-shattered Nepal

NEPAL EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE – The worst earthquake to hit Nepal in over 80 years struck on 25 April 2015 — a devastating 7.8-magnitude quake that has affected more than 8 million people, including some 126,000 pregnant women. more

For the quake-shattered women of Sindhupalchowk, dignity has arrived in a simple packet

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Nepal Rapidly expanding their operations in the field,  UNFPA personnel visit Sindhupalchok District one of the worst-hit by the Nepal earthquake to help meet the needs of pregnant and lactating mothers whose homes were destroyed in the town of Sangchok. more
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Midwives save lives, it’s that simple

Midwives, nurses, physicians and regional midwifery associations join government and UN representatives from across Asia-Pacific to speak about the challenges and opportunities facing midwifery and the crucial role of midwives in the region.

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2:49 min. January 2014
UNFPA's Humanitarian Response in Asia and the Pacific

UNFPA works to meet the needs of women and girls affected by crises, promoting safe motherhood, addressing sexual violence and preventing unwanted pregnancies, as well as helping countries prepare for future humanitarian emergencies.

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2:45 min. January 2014
UNFPA: Creating a Better World for Young People

Young people face many challenges such as lack of access to education, poor working conditions, ill-health and violations of their human rights.

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5:36 min. December 2013
Keeping Displaced Women Safe and Healthy

Tens of thousands of Philippine women and girls made homeless by Typhoon Haiyan. UNFPA is providing reproductive health care and working to prevent gender-based violence

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