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Asma' Al-Shorbaji, Syrian refugee, lives in Egypt.  She has been visiting the UNFPA-supported Obour Safe Space for Women managed by Syriana NGO, to learn reading and writing.  
UNFPA supports 5 Women and Girls Safe Spaces (WGSS) in Egypt where around 800 – 1,000 women and girls, including refugees from Syria, can access psychosocial support and awareness-raising sessions on gender based violence (GBV) and attend educational, skills-training and recreational activities every month.
UNFPA, the European Commission, the United States, and Jordanian partners jointly mark the safe delivery of 5,000 plus babies in the UNFPA-supported reproductive health clinic in Jordan’s Zaatari Camp.
UNFPA believes that every Syrian woman and girl has the right to have access to affordable reproductive health care and be effectively protected from gender-based violence. UNFPA and partners are scaling up efforts to empower and improve the lives of Syrian women and youth and impacted communities in host countries, including by advocating for human rights and gender equality, to better cope with and recover from the crisis.
Amal, Syrian refugee, telling her story and how she and her family benefited from the services provided at the UNFPA-supported Women Girl Safe Spaces (WGSS) in Sweileh, Jordan.  
About 5000 women and girls can get psychosocial support and attend individual/group counseling sessions every month at  the WGSS.

UNFPA Palestine - Gaza Crisis 2014


Revisiting the Promise of Cairo 


It is mainly men who wage war. But it is women who so often pay the price. They bear the brunt of the suffering protracted conflict brings.


Watch testimonials of midwives from developing countries talking about the challenges they face in their daily life-saving work.


Watch testimonials of midwives from developing countries talking about the challenges they face in their daily life-saving work. 



Learn about female genital mutilation from the sisters Amina and Desta. UNFPA and UNICEF lead the Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, the largest global programme to accelerate the abandonment of female genital mutilation. 


n 2011, Tunisians took to the street to demand their rights. This was a revolution that brought youth and especially young women to the front to demand their freedom and a chance at real democracy. And today young women like Samah Krichah, a young activist who works as a partner with UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, continue to be at the front of the continued push towards fair representation.