• http://noorimages.com/photographer/bruce/

    "I'm from Kapisa where there are mountains and no midwives," said Naik Bebe, 21. She said her brothers told her to be a midwife, for her country. The first generation of trained and educated Afghan midwives are the country's unseen warriors, fighting one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. Andrea Bruce / NOOR

  • http://noorimages.com/feature/planned-parenthood/

    Casey Smith, a volunteer escort at the planned parenthood clinic | Collier County Planned Parenthood | Florida USA - July, 2010 | Nina Berman / NOOR

  • http://noorimages.com/feature/a-poor-womans-problem-fistula-in-nepal/

    The delivery and operating room at BPKIHS, the primary fistula care center in Eastern Nepal and where UNFPA has been carrying out training and capacity building programs to meet the maternal care needs of the region. | November 2011, Nepal | Asim Rafiqui / NOOR

  • http://noorimages.com/feature/giving-birth-giving-death/

    Sipathi, 23 years, is being carried by her sister. Tembisa township, South Africa | June 2006 | Benedicte Kurzen / NOOR

  • http://noorimages.com/feature/arpaios-chain/

    Inmates and participants in America's only female chain gang bury an infant in an indigent burial at the White Tanks Cemetery in Maricopa County, Arizona. | May 2015, Arizona USA | Jon Lowenstein / NOOR

  • http://noorimages.com/feature/el-futuro-en-sus-manos/

    Sara Cifuentes, milking the cow with her son Andy Benjamin and her daughter Dairi Yulisa. She grows potatoes, has a cow and owns a small shop after the received training and got a microcredit from Cedepem, three years ago. | Quetzaltenango, La Cumbre de Palestina, Guatemala. September 2011 | Pep Bonet / NOOR

  • http://noorimages.com/feature/life-after-prison/

    Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova take a break on the roof of a Moscow TV station they gave their first news conference | Moscow Russia December 2013 | Yuri Kozyrev / NOOR

  • http://noorimages.com/feature/working-for-a-family-far-away/

    Haydee Bercera (40) Stays in the weekend with her sisters Norma and Julissa, in the middle Julissa's son Mario. Hatydee works at a household in the outskirts of Santiago. In Santiago alone 50,000 Peruvians live and work, the vast majority is female and is working in Chilean households. They usually leave their children and family behind in Peru and travel once a year back home. Most of the money they earn they send back to their families. | October 2011 | Kadir van Lohuizen / NOOR

  • http://noorimages.com/feature/maternal-mortality/

    Sitting on a stool, an old woman has her blood pressure taken by a female health worker during a morning clinic at Dhenda camp's basic health unit. Run by save the children, the clinic provides health facilities to the surrounding community of Afghan refugees displaced by conflict in their home country. | Harupur, Pakistan. February 2010 | Alixandra Fazzina / NOOR

suffering in silence: obstetric fistula in asia

suffering in silence: obstetric fistula in asia

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Obstetric fistula is a devastating medical condition resulting from complicated childbirths. In most cases it is both preventable and…

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