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27 January 2020
Woman and baby

Kazakhstan adolescents demand information to avoid teenage pregnancies

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan — “When they first noticed I was pregnant, I said to my family that I would have an abortion, just like they wanted me to,” said Nadya*, 20. “Instead, I decided to keep the... Read more

20 January 2020

More doctors trained to tackle cervical cancer prevention

LYON, France — For many women in Georgia, preventive reproductive health care is not a regular part of their lives. As a result, many who are diagnosed with cervical cancer learn they have the... Read more

30 December 2019

Learning from ‘near-miss’ cases to end maternal death

BUCHAREST, Romania — Giving birth can be risky for women in Kyrgyzstan, which despite progress in improving its health-care system, still has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in Eastern... Read more

23 December 2019

Creating spaces where refugee women in Turkey feel supported and free

ISTANBUL, Turkey – The 3.7 million Syrian refugees residing in Turkey are commonly referred to as “guests,” a term that often carries the implication that they will one day go back to their war-torn... Read more

20 December 2019
UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem meets a newborn baby at a maternity hospital in Belarus

UNFPA Executive Director's visit to Belarus highlights success in saving mothers’ lives

MINSK, Belarus — The great strides made in reducing maternal mortality in Belarus were heralded by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem during her first official visit to the country. “UNFPA is... Read more

2 December 2019

Sex workers face high HIV risks – and high barriers to care

SKOPJE, North Macedonia — As a transgender sex worker, Lila Milic has endured more than her share of mistreatment. Yet she does not feel safe seeking care and protection in the one place that should... Read more

27 November 2019

New 60+Clubs aim to promote healthy and active living for Georgia’s elderly

TBILISI, Georgia — For almost 45 years, Aziko Sisvadze worked as a professor, teaching economics to students at various universities. Now retired at age 70, he still tries to keep up with the... Read more

20 November 2019
Elizabeta Gjorgievska First Lady of North Macedonia, speaks at the Nairobi Summit

Countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia commit to end violence against women, expand reproductive health at Nairobi Summit

NAIROBI, Kenya — All 17 countries of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region attended last week’s Nairobi Summit on ICPD25, making strong commitments to transform the region by focusing on issues... Read more

14 November 2019
Press Release

Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 ends with a clear path forward to transform the world for women and girls

NAIROBI, Kenya — The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 concluded today in the Kenyan capital, with partners making bold commitments to transform the world by ending all maternal deaths, unmet need for family... Read more

11 November 2019
Press Release

World leaders, civil society and private sector gathering in Nairobi to commit to actions for ending maternal death, meeting demand for family planning and stopping gender-based violence by 2030

NAIROBI, Kenya — Actions to save mothers’ lives, meet the global demand for contraception and stop violence against women and girls by 2030 are the focus of a three-day global summit that begins here... Read more