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27 January 2021
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Taking Shelter: Communities tackle gender-based violence amid COVID-19 in Bhutan

THIMPHU, Bhutan - At the very outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, UNFPA warned that lockdowns and other movement restrictions meant to contain the outbreak could have unintended... Read more

27 January 2021
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Bus conductors in Bhutan take on a new role amid the pandemic: Ending gender-based violence

THIMPHU, Bhutan - Life in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan, seems to be at a standstill with the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown in effect. However, Kelsang Tshomo is anything but inactive. She is on... Read more

12 December 2020
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Let’s stop treating sexual and reproductive health care as anything less than essential

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Universal Health Coverage Day 12 December 2020   When universal health coverage became an agreed global goal just five years ago... Read more

10 December 2020
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Standing up for human rights is more important than ever

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Human Rights Day 10 December 2020 Realizing human rights, equal and inalienable for every person, is the most just and meaningful goal of... Read more

9 December 2020
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Hkawng Gan, manager of the Metta Foundation’s Women and Girls Centre in Kachin State, Myanmar

Gender-based violence helplines deliver critical, life-saving services in northern Myanmar amid COVID-19 pandemic

Myitkyina, Myanmar – “At the camps for internally displaced persons in Kachin State, most of the gender-based violence cases reported during the COVID-19 pandemic are related to domestic violence,”... Read more

3 December 2020
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The health systems we build back after COVID-19 must reach everyone

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3 December 2020 More than a billion people: that’s how many live with a disability today... Read more

1 December 2020
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Unlocking the Lockdown

Unlocking the Lockdown: Sustainable, People-Centered Approaches to the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Leveraging the Lessons Learned from HIV in Asia and the Pacific   2 December 2020  ... Read more

1 December 2020
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COVID-19 Threatens to Exacerbate Inequalities Faced by Many Living with HIV

Statement for World AIDS Day 2020 from Dr Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, UNFPA   On World AIDS Day, as we unite in support of people living with and affected by HIV, let us remember all those who... Read more

30 November 2020
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Together we can end violence against children and violence against women in East Asia and the Pacific

By Björn Andersson, Karin Hulshof and Mohammad Naciri Earlier this year, as containment measures were imposed across Asia-Pacific in response to COVID-19, a shadow pandemic spread – domestic violence... Read more

25 November 2020
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To end violence against women, we must uncover inconvenient truths

To tackle gender-based violence, we need robust data - a key pillar of the UN Secretary-General's global political engagement strategy on GBV and COVID-19. Our Regional Director Bjorn Andersson... Read more

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