A thought-provoking video that brings attention to the tragic deaths of women who die needlessly in pregnancy or childbirth every minute of every day.


This year marks the twentieth year of the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign”. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Structures of Violence: Defining the Intersections of Militarism and Violence Against Women.”


Recovered after multiple surgeries, Sultana is now an advocate, telling other women that their obstetric fistula can be repaired. With UNFPA support, a growing number of hospitals offer the procedure.


State of the World Population 2009. Facing a changing world: Women, Population and Climate


Ifugao women traditionally have given birth at home, where labor complications can be fatal. But childbirth is becoming safer with the establishment of community birthing centers run by skilled midwives.


Midwives like Iv Sina and community volunteers are helping more Cambodian women increase the time between births, contributing to healthier pregnancies, infants and families and a better chance of escaping poverty.


During September 2009, a group of private doctors partnered with the UNFPA visited the Eastern Samar and Ifugao provinces of the Philippines and performed free BTL services for poor women in rural communities. This is the second part of the documentary of the activities.


Vote for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the upcoming Stand Up, Fight Poverty event this coming October 16-18 2009.

07/01/2009 20 years, Basbebe was an outcast within her home. Now her humiliating isolation has ended, thanks to a determined doctor and a new surgery programme supported by UNFPA.


This is a feature showed on CNN about Bohol, Philippines and the plight of fisher women to save the marine environment. It was aired on April 17, 2010.