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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
Press Release

UNFPA appeals for US$ 333.5 million to support its 2021 humanitarian programmes throughout the Arab States

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, is appealing for a total of US$ 333.5 million to support its humanitarian programmes throughout the Arab States in 2021. The funds... 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

9 December 2020
News

Seek Support, it is your right: Call a Hotline

What is GBV? Gender-based violence undermines the health, dignity, security and autonomy of its survivors, yet it remains shrouded in a culture of silence. Survivors of violence can suffer sexual and... Read more

7 December 2020
News

After years of conflict, Yemen remains the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, a UNFPA 2021 appeal shows

UNITED NATIONS, New York – A new Humanitarian Action Overview report released by UNFPA names Yemen as the country where the needs of women and girls in humanitarian emergencies are greatest. Since... Read more

7 December 2020
News

Staggering challenges face 54 million women and young people as COVID-19 adds to humanitarian emergencies

$818 million is needed to provide essential and life-saving services to women and girls affected by crises in 2021 UNITED NATIONS, New York, 7 December 2020 - UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and... Read more

3 December 2020
News

The health systems we build back after COVID-19 must reach everyone

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3 December 2020 More than a billion people: that’s how many live with a disability today... Read more

30 November 2020
Statement

COVID-19 Threatens to Exacerbate Inequalities Faced by Many Living with HIV

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On World AIDS Day, 1 December 2020   On World AIDS Day, as we unite in support of people living with and affected by HIV, let us remember all... Read more

25 November 2020
Statement

Stand up and say ‘enough’ to violence

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day to End Violence against Women 25 November 2020 Enough! That’s what we say, today and every day, to all forms of... Read more

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