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5 May 2021
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“We are working hard to turn midwifery into a highly-valued profession in Bangladesh that provides employment opportunities for women around the country,” declares Stephanie Marriott, one of UNFPA’s... Read more
28 April 2021
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“When our village flooded last year, the waterline in our house was sometimes above our waistlines. Luckily we had made preparations by elevating the bed in our house as high as we could. At one... Read more
20 April 2021
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“What are they going to do about our studies?” This was the question that occupied the mind of midwifery student Arafin Mim, when the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread in Bangladesh a year ago. With... Read more
18 April 2021
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“The most satisfying part of my job is interacting with young people and helping them overcome the challenges they face during puberty. It makes me feel so proud of myself!”, says Mira*.  Mira is a... Read more
12 April 2021
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“I have seen lots of violence against women here. What often happens is that a girl and a boy get intimate and a girl gets pregnant. If the boy’s family accepts the girl after the child is born, they... Read more
6 April 2021
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“Visiting a site of a natural disaster is difficult, because you can truly feel the misery of the people affected by it. Documenting such a site, however, is even more challenging and heartbreaking... Read more
8 March 2021
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This International Womens Day, together with the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs, UNFPA partnered with Ain o Salish Kendra and Dhaka Tribune, with support from the Embassy of the Netherlands in... Read more
7 March 2021
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Times of crises have a tendency of highlighting the importance of traditionally female-dominated professions. The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has not been an exception to this, as millions of female... Read more
24 February 2021
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Gender equality cannot be achieved in the public sphere unless it is also achieved in people's private lives. This is why UNFPA always tries to promote the building blocks that go into making a... Read more
13 February 2021
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‘When the lockdown started, I couldn't play with my friends anymore. We have been physically distancing and the radio helps me to cope with the unexpected loneliness’ Sofira, a 12-year old girl from... Read more

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