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10 April 2019

World must work harder to secure sexual and reproductive rights for all, says new UNFPA report

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 10 April 2019— The global reproductive rights movement that began in the 1960s transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of women, empowering them to govern their own bodies and shape their own futures. But despite the gains made over the past 50 years, since the establishment of UNFPA, the United

10 January 2019

‘Give yourself a break’: A day at the mobile family planning clinic

Saynaa Shafei was visiting her mother in Giza when she took her by the hand and brought her to a mobile clinic that offers free family planning services. The 23-year-old who was visiting from Fayoum has two children and wants to “take a break.” “She has two children already, she needs to rest for a while,” her mother, 42-year-

27 December 2018

A palette of population matters

A train meanders on the walls of a narrow alley in the Burullus town of Kafr el-Sheikh, barely able to carry the passengers hanging from its windows and clinging to its doors. The mural – the brainchild of artist Ahmed Selim – depicts the growing population in Egypt. “The train is debilitated, its track is broken and is headed

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