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13 February 2017
  UNITED NATIONS/KAPILVASTU/ERBIL – “I’ve been married for five years – since I was 12 – but I haven’t gone to live with my husband yet,” said Rupali Kurmi, from Kapilvastu district, in Nepal. “... Read more
5 February 2017
Statement
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... Read more
1 February 2017
A girl dresses as a bride for a march against child marriage and gender-based violence in Jezzine, Lebanon. © RET Liban United Nations, New York/Beirut, Lebanon – An alarming rise in child... Read more
23 January 2017
Dispatch
The outreach campaign provided antenatal care, postpartum services, family planning counselling and many other services. © UNFPA Somalia MORODIJEEX – It was early morning when a young sheikh,... Read more
15 January 2017
Dispatch
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... Read more
1 January 2017
 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ALEPPO, 1 January 2017- Numbers and stories cannot convey the depth of suffering endured in each individual case of a Syrian in need in... Read more
28 December 2016
Dispatch
IBB, Yemen – Shukria was married off at just 9 years old. The wedding was arranged to settle a debt her family owed to a 50-year-old man. “He told my father he would forget the debt and give even... Read more
20 December 2016
Dispatch
13 129 0 0     These 10 New Year's resolutions are inspired by real people who are making positive, lasting change. Based on photo by UNFPA Zimbabwe/Nikita Little UNITED... Read more
5 December 2016
Dispatch
The Dohuk Women's Centre offers specialized, sensitive care for survivors of ISIL's brutality. © UNFPA/Khetam Malkawi   DUHOK, Iraq – “I was raped. I hated life and attempted suicide,” described... Read more
1 December 2016
Statement
Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2016   It is past time to get serious about HIV prevention. We... Read more

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