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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),

30 June 2020

Single mother in Mindanao survives domestic abuse, earthquakes

TULUNAN, NORTH COTABATO, The Philippines  --- The rainy season has come again, and for "Sarah" (not her real name), a single mother in her late 20s from Tulunan, it only brings back bitter memories.  Keeping an eye to her little store and her two young children, aged three and one, Sarah vividly remembers the pains that she

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

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