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3 April 2021

To help local health centers continue supporting pregnant women, the Government of Australia and UNFPA partner in Rolly response

Catanduanes, The Philippines --- Arra Constantino, a nurse by profession, says that many of the province’s health facilities were affected by the strong wind and heavy rains brought by Typhoon Rolly... Read more

24 March 2021

Civil Society Raise Gender & Equity Concerns on COVID-19

24 March 2021, Manila, the Philippines -  UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund of the Philippines, along with partners CARE, Oxfam Pilipinas, PLAN International, UNHCR, UN Women, UNICEF and... Read more

14 March 2021

Taking Care of Mother and Child Health in Maguindanao

Datu Piang, Maguindanao, The Philippines -- At the age of 24, Raisa Masukat, still projects a shy and childlike demeanor. “I married young,” she shares with a soft voice. Raisa is a full-time... Read more

8 March 2021

Celebrate women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and beyond

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Women’s Day   All over the world, women lead. They lead peace processes, run businesses, establish hospitals and schools.... Read more

5 March 2021

Arlene shares the ordeal of pregnant women following super typhoon Rolly

Catanduanes, the Philippines --- UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, through its implementing partner, World Vision, and the support of the Australian Government, provided maternity and... Read more

23 February 2021
Kinengko Ebad, 64 years old, recounts the difficult situations while administering births.  Today, she reminds expectant mothers

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... Read more

21 February 2021

Supporting pregnant and lactating women in typhoon-hit Catanduanes

Catanduanes, The Philippines -- "We felt the strength of the typhoon, around 2 AM. We heard the howling of the wind; its strength was uprooting trees and unroofing houses,” said Jessa, as she... Read more

11 November 2020

United Nations Population Fund Philippines and World Vision partner to assist pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and women with disabilities in Rolly-stricken Catanduanes

BICOL REGION, The Philippines -- Following the devastating impact of super typhoon Rolly (international name  “Goni”) in the island province of Catanduanes, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund... Read more

11 October 2020
Mimah and Calima vow to end child marriage and other forms of gender-based violence as a team.   (C) UNFPA Philippines

Mother and daughter seek to end the practice of child marriage

MARAWI CITY, The Philippines – “What? I’m getting married today?” This was Mimah’s reaction when she found out she was getting married on the same day of her wedding. When she was 17, her uncle... Read more

21 September 2020

A Filipino mother from conflict-ridden Maguindanao determined to save fellow women from violence

SHARIFF AGUAK, MAGUINDANAO, The Philippines – Bullet-riddled houses.  Mosques damaged by exploding artillery shells.  The old provincial capital city, home to some 30,000 people, cannot still erase... Read more