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11 April 2018
Press Release

Herat Province witnesses the inauguration of Community Midwifery Education Programme, training midwives for new Family Health Houses in Herat and Ghor Provinces

Herat, 11 April 2018 - The Afghan Ministry of Public Health with technical support from UNFPA and the generous financial support from the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation inaugurated the... Read more

8 March 2018
Press Release

“Time Is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives”

KABUL, 8 March 2018 - The United Nations in Afghanistan marks International Women’s Day today, recognizing the global movement for women’s rights and the work of activists who have been central to... Read more

21 February 2018
Press Release

The United Nations Population Fund and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Sign the Standard Basic Assistance Agreement

Kabul, 21 February 2018 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund and the Ministry of Economy representing the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan signed the Standard Basic Assistance... Read more

21 January 2018
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The Republic of Korea strengthens its support for UNFPA in addressing gender-based violence in Afghanistan

The Republic of Korea has stepped up its long-running support for UNFPA’s response to gender-based violence (GBV) in Afghanistan with a recent contribution of $5.4 million. These funds will help... Read more

3 January 2018
News

Engaging Women Civil Society in Family Planning Through Workshops

In spite of significant progress on reduction of maternal and child mortality, Afghanistan is still among the countries with the  highest maternal and child mortality rate. Average family size is... Read more

27 December 2017
News

Afghan Mother’s life saved in remote village by Midwife

It was midnight in the remote mountainous village of Arvige in Chesht-e Sharif district, Herat province of Afghanistan. Khurshid, an Afghan mother was 16 weeks pregnant with her 5th child. Amena, 22... Read more

27 December 2017
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More than Seventy Afghan Mothers to Receive Obstetric Fistula Surgical Repairs

With the technical and financial support of UNFPA, Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan established its second obstetric fistula treatment centre in Herat regional hospital. UNFPA provided... Read more

22 November 2017
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A story of violence: 16 objects show the reality of gender-based violence around the world

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “That’s what’s left of my teeth after my husband beat me,” Ameera* said at a women’s shelter in south-western Yemen. She held out three white shards, which she keeps as... Read more

21 November 2017
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Rights-based Family Life Education Helps School Children to Grow up Strong and Decisive Adults

21, November 2017 – The Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) with technical and financial support from UNFPA – the United Nations Population Fund handed over Family Life Education material to the... Read more

18 October 2017
News

The State of World Population 2017

Worlds Apart: Reproductive Health and Rights in an Age of Inequality Unchecked inequality, failure to protect the rights of the poorest women could lead to unrest, undermine peace and world’s... Read more

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