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22 August 2017
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  A Syrian refugee at a UNFPA-supported women's center in Dohuk, Iraq. © UNFPA Iraq UNITED NATIONS, New York – Sexual violence is widespread throughout the world. This is true even in times of... Read more
19 August 2017
Statement
Message of UNFPA Acting Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2017 Every woman has the right to decide whether or when she will become pregnant, to give birth... Read more
14 August 2017
In the News
  Asha Ali Ibrahim, a local circumciser, with her granddaughter, who is due to be cut this year. © UNFPA/Georgina Goodwin HARGEISA – Asha Ali Ibrahim, 41, has been performing female genital... Read more
14 August 2017
For some girls, school holidays are not all fun and sunshine. In countries like Guinea, Nigeria and Somalia, the vacation period could be called "cutting season," when the break from school means... Read more
12 August 2017
Statement
  Statement by UNFPA Acting Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Youth Day 12 August 2017   Young people have the potential to act as greater forces for positive social change and to... Read more
27 July 2017
In the News
Ruqayya and her newborn recover at the Pan-Armenian Charity clinic, outside the Al-Areesheh displacement camp in north-eastern Syria. © UNFPA Syria DAMASCUS, Syria – Ruqayya was pregnant when she... Read more
27 July 2017
In the News
Kate and Samuel Opio with their twins at Inomo Health Centre III, in Uganda's Apac District. They now plan to use a modern contraceptive method. © UNFPA/Prossy Jonker Nakanjako APAC, Uganda/... Read more
25 July 2017
In the News
Dr. Farea at 22 May Hospital, in Sana’a, checks in on Ibtisam, a pregnant woman with cholera. © UNFPA Yemen   SANA’A, Yemen – The cholera outbreak in Yemen is spreading at an unprecedented rate,... Read more
24 July 2017
Feature Story
Generation Breakthrough is UNFPA’s flagship project on adolescents and youth. Started in 2012 with generous support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the project engages around 140... Read more
10 July 2017
A person’s ability to plan the timing and size of his or her family closely determines the realization of other rights. Unfortunately, the right to family planning is one that many have had to fight... Read more

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