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28 February 2021
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Photo of In Yemen’s man-made catastrophe, women and girls pay the heaviest price

In Yemen’s man-made catastrophe, women and girls pay the heaviest price

IBB, Yemen – Midwife Lena Al-Shurmani remembers meeting Abia* at Al Mawa Camp in Ibb. Abia was 15 years old and eight months pregnant. “I was very worried,” Ms. Al-Shurmani recalled. “She had a... Read more

15 February 2021
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Photo of Child marriage, female genital mutilation urgent priorities as pandemic threatens progress web story

Child marriage, female genital mutilation urgent priorities as pandemic threatens progress

UNITED NATIONS, New York – February is a busy month for retailers marketing the promise of “happily ever after” to girls around the world. But for tens of millions of girls, this is just a fairytale... Read more

6 February 2021
Statement
Statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

2 million additional cases of female genital mutilation likely to occur over next decade due to COVID-19

Only united, concerted and well-funded action can end this human rights violation Statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation UNFPA Executive Director Dr.... Read more

4 February 2021
Press Release
Men engagement in ending Female Genital Mutilation is crucial to end this inhuman practice

Men engagement in ending Female Genital Mutilation is crucial to end this inhuman practice

Cairo - 4 February 2021 - The United Nations Population Fund Arab States Regional Office (UNFPA ASRO) is launching a regional campaign aimed at actively engaging men, youth and boys in the fight... Read more

21 January 2021
Press Release
Banner of the Second Regional Cervical Cancer Forum to convene on 27-28 January

The Second Regional Cervical Cancer Forum to convene on 27-28 January

Sharjah/Cairo, January 21, 2021 - The UAE-based civil society organization Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP), is partnering with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to host the second edition... Read more

31 December 2020
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Women and Girls Safe Spaces in Libya: A Story of Courage and Hope

The decade-long conflict in Libya has been a source of violence and unrest causing displacements, and loss of precious human lives and livelihood opportunities. The turbulent period has resulted in... Read more

17 December 2020
Statement

UNFPA stresses on the need to protect women and girls human rights at all stages of migration

Statement by UNFPA ASRO Regional Director, Dr. Luay Shabaneh International Migration Day 18  December  2020 The Arab region has witnessed unprecedented levels of human mobility in recent years. It... Read more

15 December 2020
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Child bride, Gaza

A Child Marriage Story “I was young, I was easily deceived”

“I was 15…when a man, who was 14 years older and already married, proposed to me... I was young and did not understand a thing…”  A child bride said. For decades, child marriage has been a concern... Read more

15 December 2020
Press Release
Press Release

The Regional Health Alliance: A partnership towards achieving Health For All By All

                                                                                                       Cairo, Egypt, 15 December 2020 – Despite remarkable gains in health over the past few decades,... Read more

10 December 2020
Statement
Reproductive Rights are Human Rights

Standing up for human rights more important than ever

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Human Rights Day 10 December 2020 Realizing human rights, equal and inalienable for every person, is the most just and meaningful goal of... Read more

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