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7 May 2021
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Kenya needs greater investments in midwifery for life-saving maternity care

On 5th May, the world celebrates the International Day of the Midwife, taking stock of the work done by this valuable cadre of health workers in our maternity units and other service delivery points... 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

4 May 2021
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Midwives in rural Kenya embrace portable ultrasound technology for safer pregnancies

Goretti Adhiambo is a midwife at Sena Health Center located in the small and remote Mfangano Island in HomaBay County. As the midwife in charge, she oversees the care of expectant mothers and... Read more

3 May 2021
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Family Planning and Gender Based Violence prevention classes offer lifeline to women in Kibera

At the heart of Kenya’s largest informal settlement, Kibera, more than 30 women congregate in a four roomed house that serves as the headquarters of the  Feminists for Peace, Rights and Justice... Read more

28 April 2021
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Safeguarding the menstrual health of adolescent girls affected by the rising waters of Kenya’s rift valley lakes.

In 2020 more than 1,000 homesteads located around Lakes Baringo and Bogoria in Baringo County were affected by flooding caused by high water levels. This resulted in the  displacement of families, as... 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

9 April 2021
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Period Poverty: The Weak Link in Ending Gender Based Violence : Dr Olajide is UNFPA Representative. Ms Mbugua is a Gender Equality Champion, author and Media Personality with the Inua Dada Foundation

The onset of menstruation can undermine girls’ human rights and push them to the vulnerable margins of society. It is not always an exciting affirmation of rich womanhood.    In many places around... Read more

9 April 2021
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Celebrating choice and options in the management of menstrual hygiene: By Diana Nelson, Global Advocacy Director, Days for Girls International and Dr. Ademola Olajide, UNFPA Representative

This year’s theme for the International Women’s Day, “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,” recognizes that women and girls are playing pivotal roles to help shape a... Read more

9 April 2021
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Ending violence requires open discussions about stereotypes and norms: opinion piece by Dr. Ademola Olajide, UNFPA Representative in Kenya and Anne Mutavati, Kenya Country Representative UN Women

Sexual violence is not a women’s problem, nor a girl’s problem. It is an entire society’s problem because it affects us all. Breaking down harmful stereotypes and bringing men and boys into the... Read more

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