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9 April 2022
Press Release

UNFPA Humanitarian Director concludes her visit to Pakistan

Islamabad, April 8, 2022: Ms. Shoko Arakaki, Director of UNFPA’s Humanitarian Office in Geneva visited Pakistan to renew UNFPA’s support and commitment to ensure that reproductive health, rights and... Read more

7 April 2022
Press Release

UNFPA Humanitarian Director Visits Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

  Peshawar, April 7, 2022: Ms. Shoko Arakaki, Director of UNFPA’s Humanitarian Office in Geneva is visiting Pakistan to view UNFPA’s humanitarian interventions, especially for Afghan refugees, around... Read more

31 March 2022
News

A proud partnership for the empowerment of young people in Pakistan

  “The sad demise of my dear friend due to lack of knowledge and inadequate medical facilities during childbirth motivated me to become a changemaker and work for a society that does not consider... Read more

7 February 2022
News

Healing trauma in survivors of gender-based violence

Saima*, 21, from Pishin, says she had been facing physical violence from her ex-husband and her ex-mother-in-law, who used to gang up against her. Saima's husband was also her first cousin.   "Life... Read more

4 February 2022
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Overcoming GBV while living with a disability

Haseena*, 35, from Phandu, Peshawar is a woman living with a disability – she suffered polio at a young age, and her legs became paralyzed. However, Haseena has remained resilient; she carries out... Read more

26 October 2021
Press Release

President for increasing coverage of Lady Health Workers to provide preventive and curative care

Islamabad: President Dr Arif Alvi has called for increasing the coverage of Lady Health Workers in the country to ensure the provision of preventive and curative care services, particularly the... Read more

14 October 2021
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Healing from mental health and GBV with hope

Zarmina, 33, from Khyber district, is a mother of six young children. At the tender age of eight, she became an orphan and was married off at 16 as a second wife to a daily wage labourer. It was hard... Read more

13 October 2021
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Serving mothers and babies in the aftermath of an earthquake

Ms. Shabina Tareen, 35, from Harnai, Balochistan, was sleeping peacefully with her 10-day old twins when she was jolted into wakefulness by a movement in the ground – an earthquake had hit the area... Read more

21 August 2020
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Maternal mortality decreased to 186 deaths per 100,000 live births

  Maternal mortality decreased to 186 deaths per 100,000 live births Maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in Pakistan has decreased from 276 deaths per 100,000 live births as per Pakistan Demographic and... Read more

18 November 2019
News

Surviving Fistula – A story of resilience from Pakistan

Razia Shamshad, Fistula Survivor with her daughter in Karachi, Pakistan. PHOTO: UNFPA Pakistan   Razia Shamshad, known to many as the Fistula Survivor, has a story to tell: “Helping women suffering... Read more

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