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World Must End Violence against Women

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin,
For the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
25 November 2015
  One in three women worldwide has experienced physical or sexual violence, most often by an intimate partner.
  In most countries, fewer than four in 10 survivors of such violence seek help.
  Violence against women and girls includes domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking and harmful practices, such as forced child marriage, gender-based infanticide and female genital mutilation.

New Report on Midwifery Workforce in the Arab Region

A report released today by UNFPA (Arab States Regional Office) analyses the situation of the midwifery workforce in selected Arab countries, adopting the same methodology as, and building on the analysis provided in, the State of the World’s Midwifery 2014: A Universal Pathway – A Woman’s Right to Health, which was developed in cooperation with the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners, with technical input by ICS Integrare. more

World Population Day 2015: Photo Exhibition for Arab Populations in Humanitarian Crisis

UNFPA works in 15 Arab countries, closely monitoring the situation of women and young girls, and constantly adjusting its programs to cater to their changing needs, From maternal clinics in Zaatari and other refugee camps in Jordan, to “safe spaces” that welcome and counsel women who have suffered violence, to national campaigns to end female genital mutilation, to vouchers that allow women in Syria to obtain free maternal health services, UNFPA’s response remains relevant, swift and flexible. It seeks to adapt to the changing needs of women affected by humanitarian crises. more

International Youth Day 2013

What are the key issues facing young people in the Arab States today? Ahmad Alhindawi, the UN Secretary-General's Envoy for Youth, reflects on this question on the sidelines of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in the Arab States in Cairo.

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“The Tuk-Tuk Nurse-Midwife”: A Testimony from Upper Egypt

This documentary was shot in the context of a UNFPA programme implemented by the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population which aims at enhancing maternal health, reducing maternal mortality, among others.

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Young People take part in Arab Spring
Young People Across the Region Take Part in the Arab Spring

In 2011, young Egyptians took to the streets inspired by Tunisia. They matched in solidarity with other Arab States and demanded the right to choose for themselves.