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10 April, 2012 According to the most recent UN statistics, women in sub-Saharan Africa are about 100 times more likely to die in labour than in developed countries. But some of the women who survive childbirth, barely, still face the possibility of dying socially. Prolonged, obstructed labour without timely...
13 March, 2012 The Hamlin College of Midwives—linked to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital co-founded by Dr. Catherine Hamlin in Ethiopia—was one of the winners of Women Deliver 50, the top 50 inspiring ideas and solutions that deliver for girls and women. The ideas that made to the final cut in five different...
8 March, 2012 Today, on International Women’s Day, UNFPA renews its commitment to gender equality and human rights and dignity. Many rural women have limited autonomy and low status, which puts them at increased risk of hunger, gender-based violence and other human rights violations. Advancing rural women’s...

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Suffering in silence: Obstetric fistula in Asia
Suffering in silence: Obstetric fistula in Asia