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4 April 2021

COVID-19 could not stop the women of Maguindanao from helping their communities

SHARIFF AGUAK, MAGUNDANAO, THE PHILIPPINES — By daybreak, Bailan Salik, a 26-year old social worker, rushes to the kitchen to prepare the best breakfast meal for her family. "This is my labor of love for my husband and son before heading to my day work away from home," she describes. Bailan and her family live in a semi-wooden

23 February 2021

A “Hilot” Urges Mothers to Give Birth at Health Facilities

Datu Piang, Maguindanao, the Philippines – “The most challenging of them all is delivering a baby with no limbs,” narrates Kinengko Ebad, a 64-year-old hilot. “What came out first was the lower torso and I had nothing to hold to pull the slippery body,” she recalls.  Kinengko has many memorable stories to share as a hilot. Her

9 August 2020

UNFPA’s CERF project helped pregnant mothers in Mindanao

MAKILALA, NORTH COTABATO, The Philippines -- Inside the earthquake-cracked residence of the Hayods family, Martin’s 15-year-old daughter Lyka* is now always looking straight at him, hurling words that the father has never heard, constantly needing his attention. As she walks towards him, Martin gives  Lyka a quick but tight hug

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