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21 November 2020
News
Mowsume Aktar, 25, certified midwife at a Bangladeshi Women Friendly Space in Ukhiya, Camp 11, on behalf of the International Rescue Committee

We are frontline GBV responders: Supporting survivors of gender-based violence during COVID-19

Women are bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic in a number of ways. Gender-based violence is one of the worst. Throughout the world, anecdotes and reports of intensifying gender-based violence... Read more

18 November 2020
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A woman looks out over the landscape in Mongolia

Helping women in Mongolia escape violence and rebuild confidence

Northern Mongolia – When Dulam* first sought help from a One Stop Service Centre in northern Mongolia, she was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The 38-year-old mother and her four... Read more

18 November 2020
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J. Tsetsegmaa, chief social worker and administrator of Mongolia’s Darkhan-Uul One Stop Service Center for gender-based violence survivors

Continuing lifesaving services for gender-based violence survivors during COVID-19 in Mongolia

Darkhan-Uul, Mongolia – As the chief social worker and administrator of the Darkhan-Uul One Stop Service Center, a shelter and service center for survivors of gender-based violence, J. Tsetsegmaa has... Read more

12 November 2020
Press Release

One year after Nairobi, the march continues towards rights and choices for all

New York/Bangkok, 12 November 2020 -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the health and economies of countries around the world, governments, non-governmental organizations,... Read more

12 November 2020
Press Release

Join Humans of ICPD: An online platform for stories of rights and choices for all

BANGKOK, 12 November 2020 – The UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office is relaunching Humans of ICPD, a compelling online initiative that showcases inspiring personal stories of individuals who work to... Read more

22 October 2020
Statement

Rohingya Crisis Pledging Conference: UNFPA APRO Statement

Rohingya Crisis Pledging Conference, October 22, Geneva   Statement by   Mr. Bjorn Andersson, Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, UNFPA     Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,   I am... Read more

20 October 2020
Statement

World Statistics Day: Trusting statistics to tell the story

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Statistics Day    A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being, problems and... Read more

11 October 2020
News

As humanitarian crises escalate, so does child marriage. It's time we reversed this trend.

Bjorn Andersson, UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Director and Jean Gough, UNICEF South Asia Regional Director   This op-ed was initially published by The Daily Star (Bangladesh) and The Himalayan Times... Read more

10 October 2020
Statement

Mental health, gender equality and human rights: An essential convergence

UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office Statement for World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2020 Mental health is the foundation for the well-being and effective functioning of all individuals, everywhere... Read more

9 October 2020
News

Pandemic and rising tide of violence increase demand for mental health, psychosocial care

BUMTHANG, Bhutan – The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been staggering: more than 1 million people have died and more than 35 million people have been infected. But the full health impact... Read more

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