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5 February 2017

Joint message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 6 February 2017

The world must make faster progress to end female genital mutilation by 2030 It irreparably damages girls’ bodies, inflicting excruciating pain. It causes extreme emotional trauma that can last a lifetime.

23 January 2017

Thousands reached in Somalia reproductive health campaign

MORODIJEEX – It was early morning when a young sheikh, Abdi Iidan, and his wife joined the long queue leading to a tent in Morodijeex, north-western Somalia. Mr. Iidan stood out from the crowd; women dominated the queue.

15 January 2017

Women’s needs staggering as winter grips Aleppo, UN convoy finds

ALEPPO, Syria – Women’s health, hygiene and protection needs are staggering in the bomb-scarred city of Aleppo, UNFPA observers reported following a United Nations interagency needs assessment conducted from 1 to 12 January.

Videos

On Valentine's Day, help them, say #IDONT!
On Valentine's Day, help them, say #IDONT!
The day I became a woman
The day I became a woman
Religious leaders from the region speak out against FGM
Religious leaders from the region speak out against FGM
FGM can be beaten.. meet Sudanese Grandmother Om Kolthum
FGM can be beaten.. meet Sudanese Grandmother Om Kolthum
Sham: a story of hope amid darkness
Sham: a story of hope amid darkness

Publications

As of 12 February 2017, some 152,448 people were living in displacement while over 9,100...
HIGHLIGHTS OF HUMANITARIAN SITUATION AND RESPONSE 31 January – 4 February 2017
Humanitarian crises, and the associated population displacement, are a large and growing...