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28 May 2022
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Disability and the barriers to feminine hygiene

Disability and the barriers to feminine hygiene

Economic and structural factors create more hurdles to hygiene management, good health, health-seeking behaviours In the past decade, significant progress has been made in India by government and non... Read more

6 May 2022
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Transformative Change through the Power of Women

                                                                  PRESS RELEASE   Bhubaneswar, 6 May 2022: The Department of Mission Shakti, Government of Odisha and the United Nations Population... Read more

5 May 2022
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International Day of the Midwife: The Missing Piece in India’s Maternal Health

Op-ed by Andrea Wojnar, Representative, UNFPA India and the Country Director for Bhutan, on the International Day of the Midwife Through the ‘Midwifery Service Initiative’, the Government in India... Read more

10 March 2022
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I have a dream

With the help of an innovative mobile phone service, UN agencies are working with the Government and local bodies in Rajasthan to combat child marriage. She is a tiny girl with braided hair, tied at... Read more

8 March 2022
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Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women’s Day

Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies. More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring countries. For... Read more

8 March 2022
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, 2022

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, 2022 In India: 1 out of 7 girls drop out of secondary school 1 out of 4 girls does not use menstrual hygiene products And there is only 14.9% female representation in the... Read more

13 January 2022
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Reaping India’s demographic dividend

India has a unique opportunity to develop and grow richer before ageing sets in   A nation’s growth requires the productive contribution of all segments of society, particularly the children and the... Read more

13 January 2022
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A fresh start for women sanitation workers in India

PATNA, India – "When we wear our uniforms, people recognize us and we feel a sense of pride. They say –  just look at what these women have achieved and the work they are doing... they have left the... Read more

31 December 2021
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In NFHS report card, the good, the sober, the future

Op-ed by Sriram Haridass The health system in India has been facing unprecedented stress during the COVID-19 pandemic which includes the looming Omicron threat now on the horizon. Against this... Read more

9 December 2021
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A push against toxic masculinity; Engaging men and boys to take responsibility should be critical part of initiatives to end violence against women

As we observe the “16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” with the theme ‘End Violence Against Women Now’, we do so against the sobering backdrop of the latest global estimates that one... Read more

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