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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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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

27 April 2021
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‘COVID-19 showed us the crucial role of health workers’

Juba, South Sudan – The global experience of battling the COVID-19 pandemic taught the world the value of investing in the health care system, particularly in health care professionals, according to... 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
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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

10 April 2021
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Population Estimation Survey launched: Gov’t, UN underscore importance for dev't planning, SDGs monitoring

Up-to-date and reliable national data on population is critical for evidence-based planning and decision-making that aim to bring progress and sustainable development in South Sudan, according to... Read more

26 January 2021
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21 years with fistula: Survivor wants young girls to learn from her experience

Juba, South Sudan – Married and pregnant as a teenager, losing three babies during childbirth and suffering from obstetric fistula for 21 years, Rose Konga may have learned her lesson the hard way... Read more

4 January 2021
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GBV survivor gets a reboot through women-friendly space

Kapoeta East, South Sudan – Beaten and thrown out of their house by her partner and having nothing for her own daily survival, 39-year-old Regina had given up on life until she discovered a place... Read more

17 September 2020
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New High-Level Commission will ensure promises made at Nairobi Summit are kept as COVID-19 pandemic threatens to turn back the clock for women’s health and rights

NEW YORK—A new High-Level Commission of advocates, experts and activists was established today to help commitments to women’s health and rights made at the November 2019 Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 stay... Read more

9 September 2020
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Canada announces more funds for midwifery, GBV services in South Sudan during pandemic

The Government of Canada announced an additional 4.2 million Canadian dollars contribution to the United Nations Population Fund in South Sudan to boost midwifery services and support the response to... Read more

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