#UNFPA

  • Article: Harmful Practices Against Girls Will Worsen Without Action: UNFPA

    Harmful Practices Against Girls Will Worsen Without Action: UNFPA

    By Leah Rodriguez|June 30, 2020

    FGM and child marriage are on the rise, according to the organization’s latest report. Read more

  • Article: COVID-19 Lockdowns in Somalia Are Putting More Girls in Danger of Child Marriage and FGM

    COVID-19 Lockdowns in Somalia Are Putting More Girls in Danger of Child Marriage and FGM

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|May 27, 2020

    School closures, economic vulnerability, and increasing poverty are some contributing factors. Read more

  • Article: See How Mothers and Midwives Are Trying to Deliver Babies During COVID-19 Crisis

    See How Mothers and Midwives Are Trying to Deliver Babies During COVID-19 Crisis

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 5, 2020

    UNFPA launched a new campaign to highlight maternal health care challenges around the world. Read more

  • Article: Coronavirus Pandemic is Making Existing Gender Inequalities Worse

    Coronavirus Pandemic is Making Existing Gender Inequalities Worse

    By Erica SanchezLeah Rodriguez  and  Pia Gralki|March 25, 2020

    Response needs to consider that pandemics hit women & girls the hardest. Read more

  • Article: This Short Film on FGM Inspired Important Conversations at the UN

    This Short Film on FGM Inspired Important Conversations at the UN

    By Leah Rodriguez|Feb. 11, 2020

    68 million girls are still at risk of undergoing the procedure in the next 10 years. Read more

  • Article: How the UN Is Tackling Maternal Mortality in the Country With the Highest Rates in the World

    How the UN Is Tackling Maternal Mortality in the Country With the Highest Rates in the World

    By Jacky Habib|Jan. 10, 2020

    In Sierra Leone, one in 17 mothers face a lifetime risk of dying while giving birth. Read more

  • Article: How Safe Spaces Are Helping to Prevent Child Marriage in Sierra Leone

    How Safe Spaces Are Helping to Prevent Child Marriage in Sierra Leone

    By Jacky Habib|Dec. 20, 2019

    In Sierra Leone, nearly 40% of girls are married before age 18. Read more

  • Article: These Are the Women Lighting Up Clinics in Sierra Leone With Solar Power

    These Are the Women Lighting Up Clinics in Sierra Leone With Solar Power

    By Jacky Habib|Dec. 20, 2019

    In Sierra Leone, women sometimes give birth without electricity. Read more