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22 May 2018
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MINSK, Belarus — Alexandra Chichikova has been in a wheelchair since she broke her back in an accident at the age of 17 — but she doesn’t think her disability should keep her from becoming a mother... Read more
14 May 2018
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Fifty years ago, on 13 May, the world declared family planning to be a basic human right. Throughout all of human history, efforts to plan, avoid or delay pregnancy had... Read more
9 May 2018
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ISTANBUL – Having the popular period-tracker app and women’s health platform Flo on a smartphone is “like having a gynaecologist at my fingertips”, one user raves in online reviews of the app. Flo “... Read more
4 May 2018
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ISTANBUL, Turkey — Each year, some 300 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, which has one of the highest incidence rates of the disease in all of... Read more
20 April 2018
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ISTANBUL, Turkey — The idea of a workshop to teach men how to iron clothes was initially greeted with skepticism, if not outright mockery, by Aleksandar Grujic’s male peers in the former Yugoslav... Read more
6 April 2018
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Rima, a Syrian refugee now working as a health mediator in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey — When Amira* was 14 years old and growing up in Syria, she agreed to marry a man she didn’t love to fulfil her dying mother’s wish to witness her daughter’s wedding day. But once they... Read more
30 March 2018
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Two actors perform a scene from the forum theater play ‘Ruža’
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina — Growing up in poverty, Ruža felt trapped and betrayed when her brother arranged for her to be married off to an older man at the age of 15, forcing her to drop out... Read more
14 March 2018
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UNITED NATIONS, New York — The robust collection of data and the adoption of policies based upon it can help countries successfully tackle the global scourge of violence against women and girls,... Read more
12 February 2018
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ISTANBUL/MINSK – UNFPA has entered into a new partnership with OWHealth, the parent company behind the popular period-tracker app and women’s health platform Flo, which has over 13 million active... Read more
19 January 2018
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ATHENS, Greece/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Over two years ago, Greece became the centre of a refugee and migration crisis, with hundreds of thousands of people streaming into the country, many of them... Read more

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