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7 May 2021
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In crisis after crisis, mothers around the world are asked to do the impossible

UNITED NATIONS, New York ‒ “We were all alone, all the time,” Tatuli Paghava, 31, told UNFPA in Georgia, explaining how the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified hardships for mothers.  “Everything got... Read more

5 May 2021
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The Story of Umut Midwife: Bringing New Lives to the World During the Pandemic

In helping ease new life into the world, midwives continue to work with devotion and sacrifice by putting their own health at risk in COVID-19 times too. During the pandemic, they are in the field,... Read more

5 May 2021
Press Release

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

Fully investing in midwives by 2035 would avert roughly two-thirds of maternal, newborn deaths and stillbirths, saving 4.3 million lives per year.  UNITED NATIONS, New York - Millions of lives of... Read more

28 April 2021
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Distinguished Actress Hazal Kaya became the new Honorary Ambassador of UNFPA Turkey!

ANKARA, TURKEY - Successful actress Hazal Kaya has been appointed as the new Honorary Ambassador of United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA Turkey. The appointment ceremony was realized with an online... Read more

14 April 2021
Press Release

My Body Is My Own: 2021 State of World Population Report is published!

Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, says new United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, report, My Body is My Own. Violations include rape, forced sterilization, virginity testing... Read more

31 March 2021
Press Release

UNFPA and SGDD-ASAM support refugees with disabilities together with the European Union

In Turkey, 450,000 refugees live with disabilities. Many of them don’t have enough information about available services or cannot access them. The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA Turkey and the... Read more

22 March 2021
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Returning to life with support of social services

Turkey has been hosting the largest number of refugees globally with close to 4 million refugees and asylum-seekers, including 3.6 million Syrians. Despite the efforts of state authorities and other... Read more

12 March 2021
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Our research on the needs of women health workers in the COVID-19 pandemic is out!

“The Research on Specialized Needs of Women Health Workers in the COVID-19 Pandemic” conducted by the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA Turkey and Hacettepe University Women's Research and... Read more

12 March 2021
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New UNFPA data reveals that nearly 12 million women lost access to contraception due to disruptions caused by the pandemic, leading to 1.4 million unintended pregnancies

New York, 11 March 2021 - UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, released new data today indicating that nearly 12 million women in 115 countries lost access to family planning services... Read more

5 March 2021
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The last 25 years of child marriages in Turkey

One in every five children in the world is married. Every year, 12 million girls become deprived of many fundamental rights, especially education, health and employment due to child marriage (UNFPA,... Read more

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