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Eliminating Gender Based Violence is a Priority in Palestine

JERUSALEM, Palestine - Khitam Abu Jrayy from Gaza lived in a violent marriage for more than five years. Daily, she was exposed to physical abuse and psychological harassment from both her husband and his family. more

UNFPA Joins Forces with National Partners to Combat All Forms of Violence Against Women in Egypt

CAIRO, Egypt - "The United Nations in Egypt has with deep concern been following the recent reports and statistics indicating the high prevalence of sexual harassment in Egypt. more

Midwives could cut maternal, newborn deaths by two thirds, says new State of the World’s Midwifery

UNITED NATIONS, New York – When trained and supported by a functional health system, midwives could provide 87 per cent of the essential care needed for women and newborns, and could potentially reduce maternal and newborn deaths by two thirds.

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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UNFPA Egypt Video Gallery Reproductive Health
“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 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.