Ensuring rights and choices for all


5 May 2021

Trust the evidence: invest in midwives

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for International Day of the Midwife - 5 May 2021

5 May 2021

New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900,000 midwives

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 5 May 2021 -- Millions of lives of women and newborns are lost, and millions more experience ill health or injury, because the needs of pregnant women and skills of midwives are not recognized...

11 March 2021

Most Creative Drawing or Photograph Contest on the Topic “Peace4MeIs”

If you are a first to fourth-degree high school student, we invite you to take part in this contest and to present to us in a creative manner what peace means to you. The three most creative photographs and the three...



The State of the World’s Midwifery (SoWMy) 2021 builds on previous reports in the SoWMy...
Nearly half of women in 57 countries are denied the right to decide whether to have sex...

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