Ensuring rights and choices for all


10 February 2019

UNFPA opens an office in the International Humanitarian City in Dubai

Dubai, February 10, 2019- UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund opened a new liaison and partnerships office in Dubai’s International Humanitarian City (IHC) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This office is the first for UNFPA in the UAE and will be under the organization’s office for the Arab region.  Generously hosted

6 February 2019

Take action to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030

Mary Oloiparuni was 13 when she was mutilated. Restrained in a doorway early one morning in her home, she was cut, bled profusely and experienced agonizing pain. The scarring she endured then continues to cause her pain today, 19 years later. It has made giving birth to each of her five children an excruciating and harrowing

13 January 2019

Following the lead of the young

The Arab region is young with over half of its population under thirty years of age.  A young population is theoretically a golden opportunity to break free from the decades-old shackles of poverty and violence that continue to plague the region. But it is an opportunity that seems to be stifled under the weight of



Through 136 Women and Girls Safe Spaces, 135 primary healthcare facilities, and 41 youth...
Through 132 Women and Girls Safe Spaces, 134 primary healthcare facilities, and 36 youth...

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