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12 May 2022
Shireen Abu Aqla, a Palestinian journalist

Killing of women and girls must stop

Statement by Dr. Luay Shabaneh, UNFPA Arab States Regional Director   Cairo, May 11, 2022 - Shireen Abu Aqla, a Palestinian journalist and Al-Jazeera correspondent in Palestine, lost her life while... Read more

5 May 2022

Global health systems must invest in midwives

When heavy monsoon rains flooded refugee camps in Bangladesh, it was midwife Shakila Parvin who, in knee-high water, delivered twins to a hypertensive mother and stabilized her before she was rushed... Read more

5 May 2022

Midwives’ role goes beyond childbirth: Let's empower them

Sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health (SRMNAH) is an essential component of the Sustainable Development Goals.  The Arab region has a total of 1.35 million SRMNCAH workers, of... Read more

16 March 2022

Changes comes from within - Celebrating women’s strengths and resilience

The United Nations Populations Funds celebrate a group of women who suffered a variety of gender-based violence and harmful practices. But they gathered all their strengths and decided to reverse the... Read more

8 March 2022

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women’s Day

Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies. More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring countries. For... Read more

24 February 2022


    Young men supporting  women voicing their thoughts and sharing their experiences - © UNFPA-supported Initiative’s Team   As part of promoting youth leadership and participation, which is key to... Read more

24 January 2022

UNFPA - Syria statement on the Situation in AL Hassake

24 January 2022   The United Nations Population Fund in Syria is alarmed by the number of civilians including women and children affected  by the current escalation in Al Hassake, North East of Syria... Read more

14 December 2021

Days of Unbreakable Work against Gender-Based Violence / Together, let the days be filled with actions to combat all forms of violence

Days of Unbreakable Work against Gender-Based Violence   Together, let the days be filled with actions to combat all forms of violence   By Dr. Iyad Nasr    UNFPA - Syria Representative      Today, I... Read more

5 December 2021
Press Release

UNFPA launches bodyright, a new ‘copyright’ symbol to demand protection from online violence

“It’s time for technology companies and policymakers to take digital violence seriously,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem. “Right now, corporate logos and copyrighted IP receive... Read more

1 December 2021

The European Union & UNFPA continue providing Syria’s women and girls with essential health services

"Without the mobile team’s support, I would be living with anxiety and fear and I would not be able to check on my health” Om Muhamad said. Om Muhamad, 46 years old, lives in Kazo village located in... Read more