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21 November 2020
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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

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

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

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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