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19 June 2019 - 19 June 2019


International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

On 19 June 2015, the United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/69/293) proclaimed 19 June of each year the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, in order to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world and to pay tribute to all those who have courageously devoted their lives to and lost their lives in standing up for the eradication of these crimes.


23 May 2019 - 23 May 2019


End Fistula Day

We can end fistula!

May 23 marks the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, a key date in the UNFPA calendar, where we mark progress towards addressing fistula and renewing our pledge to end fistula in Asia-Pacific and globally.

Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth. It is a hole between the birth canal and the bladder or rectum caused by prolonged, obstructed labour without treatment.


23 May 2019 - 24 May 2019

Oslo, Norway

Ending Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Crises

This conference will be hosted by Norway, Iraq, Somalia, United Arab Emirates, UN OCHA, UNFPA, ICRC and other partners, and will take place in Oslo, Norway, on 23-24 May 2019.

Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in humanitarian crises has wide-ranging negative consequences for survivors and their communities. The humanitarian response to SGBV has improved in recent years, but much remains to be done.