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10 July 2020
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Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his call for a global ‘ceasefire’ on gender-based... Read more

30 June 2020
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Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

Urgent, accelerated action needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other practices that harm women and girls, according to new... Read more

19 June 2020
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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 Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to our collective security... Read more

15 May 2020
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Older people’s rights and dignity must be protected amid COVID-19 pandemic

Older people’s rights and dignity must be protected amid COVID-19 pandemic By Alanna Armitage

6 May 2020
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Youth Barometer – an online talk show kicks off in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - While state of emergency remains in place throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNFPA... Read more

5 May 2020
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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 world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being... Read more

28 April 2020
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New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months.

27 April 2020
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Women leaders rise in solidarity to save lives and protect livelihoods

“Rise for All” calls on all leaders to meet the human crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic and fully fund the UN Response and Recovery Trust Fund

7 April 2020
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Protecting midwives to keep women and babies safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Health Day On this World Health Day, we mark the first International Year of the... Read more

27 March 2020
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Women, girls, health workers must not be overlooked in global COVID-19 response

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem With each passing day, the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences are becoming... Read more

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