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19 March 2014
Press Release

An Estimated 200,000 Pregnant Women in Syria in Need of Urgent Care, Warns UNFPA

AMMAN, Jordan — As the conflict in Syria enters its fourth year, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is calling for urgent support to protect the lives of the country’s estimated 200,000... Read more

11 March 2014
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Equality for Women in Yemen is Progress for All

SANAA, Yemen — “Today, in Yemen, many women are deprived of their basic human rights as citizens of this country. Globally, it is still considered one of the toughest places in the world to be a... Read more

10 March 2014
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Moroccan Y-Peers Mobilize Fellow Youth for Gender Equality

RABAT, Morocco - Role plays unfolding the consequences of gender inequality in the lives of Moroccan girls were a centerpiece of the Y-Peers outreach to students at a high school in Rabat on the... Read more

8 March 2014
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International Women’s Day: Progress for women and girls is progress for all

As we commemorate International Women’s Day and celebrate the many achievements of women and girls, we should also remember that for far too many, the ability to live a healthy, productive life free... Read more

12 February 2014
Press Release

Development is Being Derailed by Ignoring Equality, Rights and Women’s Health, UN Cautions

UNITED NATIONS, New York — A new report finds that growing inequalities will undo significant gains in health and longevity made over the past 20 years. To sustain these gains, the United Nations... Read more

10 February 2014
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New Batch of Midwives Can Help Improve Maternal Health Care Services in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia is claimed to be one of the worst places in the world to be a woman, especially a pregnant woman. In fact Somali women bear on average approximately 6 children, and 1 in... Read more

6 February 2014
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Local Communities Change the Course of FGM/C in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia — “I used to circumcise young girls and babies as a source of income to support my family, but I have realized now that Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is a harmful... Read more

6 February 2014
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Circumcised Woman in Sudan Mobilizes Her Community to Free Girls from Walking Her Path

KHARTOUM, Sudan — “Changing cultural norms and beliefs need to come from within the community. People concerned with an issue as Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C) and convinced that it is... Read more

6 February 2014
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International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

“Synergy of action by Governments, International Community and Civil Society to accelerate the achievement of the Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation" Globally there are nearly 140 million... Read more

14 January 2014
Press Release

UNFPA Calls for More Support to Address the Special Needs of Syrian Women and Girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York  – As more than 2.3 million Syrian women and girls of reproductive age continue to bear the brunt of the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, UNFPA, the United Nations... Read more

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