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11 May 2021
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Menstruation and human rights - Frequently asked questions

How is menstruation related to human rights? When does menstruation start? What are common myths and taboos about menstruation? What is period poverty? These and many more questions are answered in... Read more

5 May 2021
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The Evidence Is Clear: The Life-Saving Importance of Midwives

Midwives in Mozambique play a key role in improving, delivering and supporting sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health for mothers and their babies. Especially in rural communities,... Read more

5 May 2021
Statement

Trust The Evidence - Invest In Midwives

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Day of the Midwife 5 May 2021   Every day in every part of the world, midwives save the lives of women and babies and promote the... Read more

5 May 2021
News

Global shortage of 900,000 midwives threatens women’s lives and health, new report shows

ERBIL, Iraq/UNITED NATIONS, New York – “A 35-year-old pregnant woman came to our clinic with abdominal pain,” recalled Hawrin Yousif, a 27-year-old midwife in the Khazir displacement camp in the... Read more

4 May 2021
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Symposium to take stock of progress on menstrual health in Africa

Around 5000 participants from Africa and worldwide are expected to gather to track progress on menstrual health on the continent since the first Call to Action was made at the African Menstrual... Read more

20 April 2021
Press Release

UNFPA welcomes funding from Austria to scale-up health and protection services for crisis-affected women and girls in Northern Mozambique

Maputo, Mozambique: The Government of Austria has committed 1M Euros (approximately $1.2 million USD) to support UNFPA’s work with the Government of Mozambique to address the urgent needs of women... Read more

14 April 2021
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Bodily autonomy: Busting 7 myths that undermine individual rights and freedoms

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, according to data from 57 countries, UNFPA’s flagship report announced today. The 2021 State of World Population... Read more

14 April 2021
Press Release

Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA report, My Body is My Own

Violations include rape, forced sterilization, virginity testing, female genital mutilation and more NEW YORK, 14 April 2021 - Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to... Read more

2 April 2021
News

Youth Behind Innovative Solutions to Combat Child Marriage in Mozambique

In a rapidly changing world, UNFPA needs dynamic solutions to meet the needs of young women and girls, and provide platforms and opportunities so that their voices and opinions are heard. Mozambique... Read more

2 April 2021
Statement

UNFPA statement on attacks in Palma, Mozambique

NEW YORK/MAPUTO, 02 April 2021. UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, joins other United Nations agencies in expressing its grave concerns regarding the heinous attacks in... Read more

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