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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

11 July 2020

Why gender equality should be at the heart of the COVID-19 recovery

Op-ed by UN Philippines Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator, Gustavo Gonzalez Globally, some 650 million women and girls alive today were married as children. Another 33,000 children are forced into marriage every single day. More than 200 million women and girls are affected by female genital mutilation (FGM),



UNFPA Philippines 2020 Mid-Year Report
UNFPA Philippines Quarterly Progress Report - 2020/Q1

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