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11 October 2018

A Skilled GirlForce is a force for change!

We believe in the power of girls to change this world for the better.  Let’s give them the chance.   Too many girls face roadblocks on their journey to adulthood. Child marriage and adolescent pregnancy force millions of girls to drop out of school. Harmful laws and social norms curtail girls’ knowledge of and autonomy over

19 August 2018

Urgent Efforts Needed to Protect Women and Girls in Crises

Urgent Efforts Needed to Protect Women and Girls in Crises Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day 2018   Women and girls uprooted by war or disaster are at heightened risk of rape, exploitation and abuse. Yet reaching a refugee camp or other places where humanitarian services are

10 July 2018

Family planning is a human right MESSAGE FOR WORLD POPULATION DAY Dr. Natalia Kanem Executive Director UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund

Fifty years ago, the world declared that “parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and the spacing of their children,” at the United Nations International Conference on Human Rights in Tehran, on 13 May 1968.   Family planning is not only a matter of human rights; it is also central to

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