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8 March 2018
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Statement for International Women's Day 2018 by Dr Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, UNFPA The economic inequalities plaguing much of the world today are reinforced by many other forms of inequality... Read more
5 March 2018
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Landmark violence prevention initiative helps change the attitudes, actions and inequalities that fuel violence against women and girls in five Asia-Pacific nations. Bangkok, Thailand – Partners for... Read more
5 March 2018
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Achievements and Lessons Learned from Primary Violence Prevention Programming in Asia and the Pacific UN Joint Programme, Partners for Prevention   Opening remarks: Mr Bjorn Andersson, Regional... Read more
28 February 2018
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  Like the international football star he’s named after, Rivaldo Taime (13) was born poor, with a rough childhood. In Jayapura, West Papua, Rivaldo’s hometown in Indonesia’s most far-eastern province... Read more
25 February 2018
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On August 25, 2017, the long-running Rohingya refugee crisis escalated dramatically.  Horrific violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state has triggered a desperate exodus of unprecedented scale to... Read more
21 February 2018
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Legazpi, Philippines – “I was washing clothes near my house when I heard the eruption from Mayon Volcano; it was a very loud eruption and I was very nervous” Jiassal Balatinsayo recounted.  Eight... Read more
14 February 2018
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  Bangladesh   In February 2018, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd travelled to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh to meet Rohingya refugees who have escaped violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. There,... Read more
6 February 2018
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UNITED NATIONS, New York, —About 68 million girls face female genital mutilation between 2015 and 2030, according to new research by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. The new figures project... Read more
6 February 2018
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A race against trends   Female genital mutilation is many things: A violent act that causes infection, disease, childbirth complications and even death. A cruel practice that inflicts lasting... Read more
12 January 2018
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Message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem The new year is a time for reflection and for resolutions -- a time to take stock of our successes and challenges, to strengthen our resolve... Read more

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