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17 March 2021
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Ten years into the crisis, Syrian women and girls continue to face enormous challenges

As the Syria crisis marks its 10th year, the situation is worse than it has been in years. Consistent trends of gender-based violence, a worsening economic situation, and COVID-19 have converged to... Read more

17 March 2021
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Syria’s decade of conflict takes massive toll on women and girls

DAMASCUS, Syria – This week, Syria marks a grim anniversary: 10 years since the start of the country’s grinding conflict. Today, one decade into the catastrophe, about half the country’s entire... Read more

15 March 2021
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Women and youth spearhead fight against COVID-19 in Libya

Like the rest of the world, the stilled town of Suluq in Eastern Libya has been grappling with the lethal threat of COVID-19 transmission and death. However, thanks to the relentless efforts of a... Read more

14 March 2021
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A migrant’s journey of hope in Libya

“I came to Libya five years ago in the hope of finding a better future. However, surviving as a migrant and providing for yourself and your family is a continuous struggle. Recently, when I found... Read more

7 March 2021
Statement

Celebrate women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and beyond

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day 8 March 2021 All over the world, women lead. They lead peace processes, run businesses, establish hospitals and... Read more

7 March 2021
Statement

Joint statement on International Women’s Day

UN Women Arab States Regional Director, Ms. Susanne Mikhail Eldhagen UNFPA ASRO Regional Director, Dr. Luay Shabaneh This year’s International Women’s Day theme, “Women In leadership: Achieving an... Read more

28 February 2021
News
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
News
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

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