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22 July 2020
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Female ex-combatant finds new purpose

MARAWI CITY, Philippines – “Before BARMM, the purpose of my life was mainly to support the combatants.  Now, it is different,” says Ms. Norkisa Mangaho, a 48-year old former member of the Bangsamoro... Read more

11 July 2020
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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... Read more

10 July 2020
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UNFPA in the Philippines launched the State of World Population Report and commemorated the World Population Day together with POPCOM

10 JULY 2020, MANILA, the Philippines – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the Philippines, together with the Philippine Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM), commemorated the... Read more

30 June 2020
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Single mother in Mindanao survives domestic abuse, earthquakes, and COVID-19

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... Read more

19 June 2020
Statement

A Blight on Humanity’s Conscience

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict       Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to our collective... Read more

14 May 2020
Press Release

UNFPA provides more than 130,000 pieces of PPE to Bangsamoro health frontliners amid COVID-19

COTABATO CITY, Mindanao, The Philippines - Healthcare frontliners of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) received more than 130,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE)... Read more

5 May 2020
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Mother, midwife and super typhoon survivor joins the COVID-19 fight for pregnant women

LEYTE/ EASTERN VISAYAS, The Philippines -- Faithjoy “Joy” Abuyabor, is a 41-year-old registered midwife. While helping pregnant women is her vocation, Joy herself too is five (5) months pregnant now... Read more

5 May 2020
Statement

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020   As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being... Read more

28 April 2020
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Despite the Dual Challenge of Volcano Eruption and COVID-19, Young Doctor Does Not Leave the Hospital

28 April 2020, Batangas City, The Philippines -  “I have not gone back home for almost two months,” said Dr. Mario Manaor Jr., a 31-year-old doctor from Batangas Medical Center (BATMC), located in... Read more

6 April 2020
Press Release

Unang Yakap and Breastfeeding Are Life-Saving for Babies in the Philippines

MANILA,  Philippines, 06 April  2020 – the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and World Food Programme (WFP)... Read more

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