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5 December 2021
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Putting survivors’ needs first: Courts support gender-based violence survivors to access crucial services in Bangladesh

Sitting in a courthouse in rural Bangladesh, Maliha* broke down in tears as she recounted years of abuse. After falling into financial crisis a few years ago, Maliha’s family married her off. But... Read more

2 December 2021
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Championing health sector response to end gender-based violence in Timor-Leste

“I normally attend to at least one survivor of gender-based violence every day,” says Manuel dos Santos Moro, a medical doctor at the Liquiça Community Health Centre in Timor-Leste. Dr. Manuel is... Read more

2 December 2021
Press Release

Prioritize needs of women and girls in Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan – With International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November launching 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, UNFPA, the United Nations sexual... Read more

1 December 2021
Statement

Pandemics will thrive as long as inequalities do

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day 2021 Pandemics will thrive as long as inequalities do    December 1, 2021 As the world embarks on a third year of the COVID-... Read more

29 November 2021
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Heartbreak, gratitude and relief: An enumerator’s journey in conducting Sri Lanka’s first-ever survey on violence against women

The lady was around 50 years of age. She got married when she was about 25. Throughout her marriage, she had faced so much violence from her husband in every possible way, both sexually and mentally... Read more

25 November 2021
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Heartache, compassion and appreciation: How collecting data on violence against women transformed an enumerator in Viet Nam

“A 17-year-old girl had been sexually abused by her father repeatedly for two years prior to our interview. Embarrassed, she had suffered alone without daring to tell anyone. She was afraid her... Read more

25 November 2021
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Restoring health and dignity of gender-based violence survivors in Papua New Guinea

“I remember a gender-based violence survivor who had everything taken away from her", recalls Gemma Losema, a Community Health Worker in Papua New Guinea. She was in a very violent situation and came... Read more

11 October 2021
Statement

UNFPA Statement on the International Day of the Girl 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Day of the Girl 11 October    Girls are born with power. Every girl has within her possibilities that should flourish as she... Read more

8 October 2021
News

Using National Transfer Accounts for Policy Advancement across Asia-Pacific

For over a decade, academics, national officers, experts, and policy planners across Asia have become acquainted with the methodology of National Transfer Accounts, which explores the interlinkages... Read more

7 October 2021
News

In India, mobile phone edutainment helps prevent child marriage

Rajasthan, India - Ragini learned of a 14-year-old girl in her community who was to be married to a 40-year-old man. She immediately sprang into action to prevent this from happening. But she had to... Read more

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