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15/07/2014

Half of all girls in Nepal are married before the age of 18, an illegal but prevalent practice which denies them access to education and puts them at risk of complications in childbirth from having children too young. 

08/06/2011

Maternal and infant mortality in Laos are high because too many women give birth without skilled assistance. To address this gap, the country recently began to train and deploy a new cadre of licensed community midwives.

16/09/2010

Reduction of maternal mortality is one of the eight Millennium Development Goals, but progress has been too slow in the Asia-Pacific region, which accounts for 44 percent of global maternal deaths.

16/12/2010

Ifugao women traditionally have given birth at home, where labour complications can be fatal. But childbirth is becoming safer with the establishment of community birthing centres run by skilled midwives.

06/12/2009

Filipino lawmakers debate a reproductive health bill that would require the government to distribute modern contraceptives. More than half of the 3.4 million pregnancies happening in the Philippines each year are unintended.

22/10/2013

In the Asia-Pacific region, there are over 6 million adolescent pregnancies each year; nearly 4 million unsafe abortions among young women, and half a million young people living with HIV. What can we do to ensure young people have better sexual and reproductive lives?

20/01/2014

Young people face many challenges such as lack of access to education, poor working conditions, ill-health and violations of their human rights. Yet they can be a strong force if they are empowered. Let's work together with young people to empower them to claim their rights to a better life.

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