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1 December 2021
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Pandemics will thrive as long as inequalities do

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day 2021 Pandemics will thrive as long as inequalities do    December 1, 2021 As the world embarks on a third year of the COVID-... Read more

29 November 2021
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Heartbreak, gratitude and relief: An enumerator’s journey in conducting Sri Lanka’s first-ever survey on violence against women

The lady was around 50 years of age. She got married when she was about 25. Throughout her marriage, she had faced so much violence from her husband in every possible way, both sexually and mentally... Read more

25 November 2021
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Restoring health and dignity of gender-based violence survivors in Papua New Guinea

“I remember a gender-based violence survivor who had everything taken away from her", recalls Gemma Losema, a Community Health Worker in Papua New Guinea. She was in a very violent situation and came... Read more

25 November 2021
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Heartache, compassion and appreciation: How collecting data on violence against women transformed an enumerator in Viet Nam

“A 17-year-old girl had been sexually abused by her father repeatedly for two years prior to our interview. Embarrassed, she had suffered alone without daring to tell anyone. She was afraid her... Read more

11 October 2021
Statement

UNFPA Statement on the International Day of the Girl 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Day of the Girl 11 October    Girls are born with power. Every girl has within her possibilities that should flourish as she... Read more

8 October 2021
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Using National Transfer Accounts for Policy Advancement across Asia-Pacific

For over a decade, academics, national officers, experts, and policy planners across Asia have become acquainted with the methodology of National Transfer Accounts, which explores the interlinkages... Read more

7 October 2021
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A simple solution fends off child marriage amid COVID-19 in Nepal

Distraught, Bidhya Sahani had to leave school after the seventh grade in southern Nepal’s Kapilvastu district along the border of India. Her family was struggling financially and needed more help... Read more

7 October 2021
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In India, mobile phone edutainment helps prevent child marriage

Rajasthan, India - Ragini learned of a 14-year-old girl in her community who was to be married to a 40-year-old man. She immediately sprang into action to prevent this from happening. But she had to... Read more

13 September 2021
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PRESS RELEASE: As women and girls bear the brunt of the crisis, UNFPA urgently seeks $29.2 million to save and protect lives in Afghanistan

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 13 September 2021 – UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, is appealing for funding to respond to the urgent needs of Afghan women and girls as a... Read more

16 August 2021
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Statement of UNFPA on situation in Afghanistan

UNFPA joins the United Nations Secretary-General and the international community in expressing its deep concern about the grave humanitarian crisis unfolding in Afghanistan. It is painful to witness... Read more

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