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14 April 2021
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Bodily autonomy: Busting 7 myths that undermine individual rights and freedoms

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, according to data from 57 countries, UNFPA’s flagship report announced today. The 2021 State of World Population... Read more

14 April 2021
Press Release

Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA report, My Body is My Own

Violations include rape, forced sterilization, virginity testing, female genital mutilation and more NEW YORK, 14 April 2021 - Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to... Read more

10 December 2020
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UNFPA Eritrea

Chewayit Mohammed Idris: Dancing Out of FGM/C

Hours before the interview with Chewayit, I had to mentally and emotionally prepare myself to be horrified by what I knew I was about to hear. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is not an easy topic to... Read more

7 October 2020
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Girl

Today, on the International Day of the Girl, let’s commit to listening to and lifting up girls’ voices.  Too often, their voices are silenced, in households, in schools and in the public sphere. For... Read more

21 September 2020
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Continued fight against maternal and child mortality amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Sailesh Rajbanshi, is a Nepalese medical doctor, obstetrician, and gynecologist who has over 10 years of experience in Nepal, Maldives, Bangladesh and now in Eritrea since December 2019. At the... Read more

11 August 2020
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Family arranged for me to marry my primary school teacher three times my age

ASMARA, Eritrea—Like many young people in Eritrea, Fatma Hamid’s dream was to complete her schooling, do her national service, and get a university degree. But her father had a very different vision... Read more

11 August 2020
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Youth leading the way in COVID-19 solutions, Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Youth Day 12 August 2020

Young people have been frontline responders to the COVID-19 pandemic, mobilizing across the world. They are health workers, activists, innovators, and social and community workers. To reach and... Read more

21 November 2019
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6 activists inspiring change towards better sexual and reproductive health in East and Southern Africa

The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 was radically inclusive in that it featured speakers and participants from governments, civil society, youth groups, faith-based organizations, academia and many more.... Read more

14 November 2019
Press Release

Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 ends with a clear path forward to transform the world for women and girls

The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 concluded today in the Kenyan capital, with partners making bold commitments to transform the world by ending all maternal deaths, unmet need for family planning and... Read more

14 November 2019
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This is how much it will cost to realize the world we want

Nairobi, KENYA – It is possible to end preventable maternal deaths, cover all unmet needs for family planning and put a stop to gender-based violence, all within a decade. But it will cost the world... Read more

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