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30 June 2020
News
Youngsook Cho, Chair, International Solidarity Center of Korean Women's Associations United

Unsung heroes: How one generation of Korean feminists overthrew the deep-rooted preference for sons

Seoul, Republic of Korea - Youngsook Cho sits in the book-strewn top floor of a building dedicated to women’s rights. The six-story building in Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea, houses a... Read more

23 June 2020
News

Meeting family planning needs in Nepal’s quarantine centres

KATHMANDU, Nepal – When Kabita Bhandari arrived at a COVID-19 quarantine centre in Baitadi District, in far-western Nepal, residents thought she was bringing food. They soon realized she was... Read more

19 June 2020
Statement

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

16 June 2020
Press Release

Australia and UNFPA strengthen COVID-19 response in Bangladesh

The Australian Government and UNFPA are supporting the Government of Bangladesh in strengthening the provision of life-saving services for women and girls.   Through the partnership, UNFPA has... Read more

4 June 2020
Press Release

Blue Heart: Joining hands in Viet Nam to protect children and women

UNICEF, UNFPA, UN WOMEN and MOLISA launch a campaign to raise public attention on violence against children and women Ha Noi, 4 June 2020 – Violence against women and children is never acceptable is... Read more

4 June 2020
Press Release

Canada grants CDN$400,000 to UNFPA to strengthen Government response for COVID19 pandemic in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (04 June 2020): High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka, HE David McKinnon, and Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Sri Lanka, Ms Ritsu Nacken, signed a... Read more

28 May 2020
News

Putting menstrual hygiene first in India

Like the rest of India, Bada Malhera in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhatarpur district has been unusually quiet since the country went under lockdown on March 24. But listen carefully, and you can probably... Read more

28 May 2020
News

Busting menstrual myths in Rohingya refugee camps

May 28 is World Menstrual Hygiene Day, when UNFPA and partners draw attention to the importance of accurate information about menstruation and the need to provide access to supplies and services that... Read more

26 May 2020
Press Release

Listen to Her

New Delhi, 26 May 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, people around the world have found themselves in isolation to help contain the outbreak. While women continue to hold up more than half of... Read more

26 May 2020
News

Engaging men and boys for a more equal post-COVID-19 society

Our UNFPA Lao PDR Representative Mariam Khan explains how a post-COVID-19 world has an opportunity to achieve gender equality more than ever.  Did you know that in Lao People's Democratic Republic,... Read more

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