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2 July 2020
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Five things you didn’t know about practices that harm girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and... Read more

30 June 2020
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Without urgent action, the situation for women and girls could worsen. Artwork by Fatma Mahmoud Salama Raslan.

Five things you didn’t know about practices that harm girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and... Read more

18 June 2020
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

A Blight on Humanity’s Conscience     Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict   19 June 2020   Sexual... Read more

16 June 2020
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Press release: UN and partners launch guidelines to address the needs of most vulnerable groups during COVID-19

  Press release: UN and partners launch guidelines to address the needs of most vulnerable groups during COVID-19     CAIRO, 15 June 2020    Vulnerable groups, particularly women, displaced people,... Read more

14 June 2020
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UNFPA Arab States to hold media symposium on gender-based violence during pandemics

      UNFPA Arab States to hold media symposium on gender-based violence during pandemics   Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the United Nations... Read more

3 June 2020
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Nine things you need to know about periods and the pandemic

Nine things you need to know about periods and the pandemic 27 May 2020   This article is a joint collaboration between UNFPA and UNICEF, lead agencies in the effort to ensure the health and rights... Read more

1 June 2020
News

“I thought I might die”: Pregnant women struggle to access care in Syria during COVID- 19

“I thought I might die”: Pregnant women struggle to access care in Syria during COVID- 19     “I am worried about my baby, but I have taken all the required measures and hope it will be fine, Seba... Read more

17 May 2020
Statement

Break the silence!

Break the silence!   Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 17 May 2020   “All human beings are born free and... Read more

5 May 2020
Statement

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis   Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020 As the... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

Press release for immediate release   More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. New York, USA, 28 April 2020 -... Read more

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