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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.

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

Restoring health, hope and dignity for affected women and girls in post-earthquake Nepal

KAVRE DISTRICT, Nepal – Dignity cannot be delivered in a kit alone – it is a human right. But dignity kits have gone a long way in alleviating the spirits of thousands of displaced women and girls who are being reached by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and its partners on the ground. 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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