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5 February 2020
Joint Statement

Unleashing Youth Power: A Decade of Accelerating Actions Towards Zero Female Genital Mutilation

Joint statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Ghebreyesus, and WHO Director-General Dr.... Read more

2 February 2020
Y-PEER students at Muslim College in Hargeisa, Somaliland with pamphlets put together by Y-PEER, MOLSA and UNFPA giving guidelines on FGM advocacy.

What is FGM?

By now, it is not a secret that FGM is a harmful practice. There is no shortage of medical evidence to prove so, and many religious leaders spoke against its religious reasoning. In this series, we... Read more

1 February 2020

Dr. Luay Shabaneh expresses sorrow for the death of a young girl due to the complications of circumcision

Nada, a12years old girl from Assiut Governorate, Egypt, lost her life to join the victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). This tragic incident comes days before the celebration of the... Read more

26 December 2019
Bipana Nepali

A look back at the 2010s: A decade of voices and choices

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As another decade draws to a close, the world is preoccupied with perils on the horizon. Climate change is beginning to ravage communities everywhere. The global ... Read more

10 December 2019
Press Release

New UN Report: Bold legal reforms in some Arab countries can inspire accelerated progress across the region towards Gender Justice & Equality before the law

Amman, 10 December 2019 – A new report that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women),... Read more

10 December 2019

Message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Human Rights Day

Youth Standing up for Human Rights On this Human Rights Day, we at UNFPA salute the young people who are pushing for progress and making meaningful change in their communities, countries and around... Read more

3 December 2019

No One Left Behind Contest

No One Left Behind! We are inviting storytellers, social media influencers, and all digital creator to join the “No One Left Behind” contest. The contest theme will focus on Women with Disabilities... Read more

1 December 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day

1 December 2019   This World AIDS Day, UNFPA recognizes the vital role of communities in delivering sexual and reproductive health services that help prevent HIV transmission and improve the... Read more

27 November 2019
Press Release

UNFPA calls again to stop targeting health facilities in Syria

  Cairo, 27 November 2019 - Once again, health facilities are repeatedly targeted during hostilities in Syria, where an attack in the Ihsam suburb of Idlib countryside damaged two hospitals, one for... Read more

25 November 2019

Message from Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of UNFPA, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Message from Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of UNFPA, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women   The crime of rape is a severe human rights violation, yet it... Read more