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15 October 2019

Still coping with loss two years after liberation of Marawi, local teacher finds new start in UNFPA Women-Friendly Spaces

As the second anniversary of the “liberation” of Marawi City from the siege by an ISIS-inspired terrorist group approaches on 17 October, Jasmerah Comadug, a 23-year-old teacher,  welcomed women and... Read more

11 October 2019

Empowering Maranao girls against child marriage

Lanao del Sur, Philippines - “In Bangsamoro, children are often married off very early. My mom was just 4 years old when she got engaged.  My cousin was 8 years old,” said Sam Guro, 30, Local Youth... Read more

19 August 2019

Faith-based leaders use theatrical methodology to promote reproductive and sexual health

Manila, Philippines - “No young woman wants to get pregnant and have that responsibility at such an early age,” said Mindy*, 18, a Nazarene devotee and youth advocate who works at a local NGO... Read more

19 August 2019

Strength and leadership: protecting pregnant women in a humanitarian crisis

Maguindanao, Philippines – 30-year-old, Suraida Tugay was nine months pregnant as an ongoing conflict in Maguindanao displaced her and her family. She was staying in an evacuation center in July and... Read more

6 August 2019
Press Release

UNFPA provides life-saving reproductive health supplies and medical equipment to displaced pregnant women in the BARMM

Maguindanao, Philippines, 6 August 2019 — The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) with support from the Australian Government is providing life-saving reproductive health supplies and medical... Read more

11 July 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day

Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity?  Expand contraceptive choice. Her life. Her choice. Our future.   Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether,... Read more

10 July 2019

Fulfilling the promise of the landmark International Conference on Population and Development

MANILA, Philippines – This World Population Day (11 July) this year is unique as 2019 marks a milestone in the field of sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights: 25 years since the... Read more

1 July 2019
Press Release

Australia and UNFPA hand over emergency maternity tents to DOH

MANILA, Philippines, 1 July 2019 — Australian Embassy Deputy Head of Mission, Mat Kimberley, and UNFPA Representative in the Philippines, Iori Kato handed over three emergency maternity tents to... Read more

23 May 2019

Barcode technology that is transforming life-saving and life-changing support for women and girls in the Philippines

Antipolo City, Philippines – With a hopeful smile, Maricel Bedla eagerly awaited to learn and gain access to family planning services at a health centre in the village of San Roque.  “My husband and... Read more

23 April 2019

Reaching pregnant women vulnerable from conflict in Maguindanao, Philippines

MAGUINDANAO, Philippines – “I was inside our house when I heard powerful explosions and intense gunfire,” Nadia Muson, 35, told UNFPA. Eight months pregnant and the mother of six, she and her family... Read more