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10 February 2019
Press Release
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).... Read more
6 February 2019
Statement
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... Read more
21 January 2019
News
The Arab Youth Forum recently organized by UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, brought together over 200 young participants from across the region to exchange experiences and find... Read more
13 January 2019
News
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... Read more
31 December 2018
News
Dr. Luay Shabaneh, UNFPA Director for the Arab Region, Last week, the Arab Youth Forum, held in Asilah, Morocco, ended with a clear message on the need to recognize the positive role of youth, to... Read more
24 December 2018
News
Millions of readers of Arabic language now have access to articles on “Gender Justice & the Law in the Arab Region” on Wikipedia, as UNFPA and partners finally released their 18 country reports... Read more
19 December 2018
News
What’s one survivor of gender-based violence? What’s ten? What’s a million? How do you give the number humanity to reveal the lives it hides? Meeting people along the road and starting a conversation... Read more
10 December 2018
Press Release
Beirut, 10 December 2018 – Many Arab countries have introduced positive legislative reforms that promote gender equality and protect women from violence. Yet guaranteeing equality before the law... Read more
9 December 2018
News
Faced with poverty, the burden of caring for many children, and fear, Ghalia waited years before she ended her silence and broke the cycle of domestic violence. “I used to feel fear and loneliness,... Read more
7 December 2018
News
Jourdnalists play a fundamental role in amplifying the voices of women and girls and pushing the limitations of silence around issues relating to gender-based violence. This role becomes even more... Read more

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