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11 February 2021
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Pregnant women struggle to find support, stability after displacement from Tigray Region in Ethiopia

GONDAR, Ethiopia – “When you think about your future, you never plan to be uprooted from the comfort of your home and find fragile safety in a tent,” said Hiwot*, 24, from Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray... Read more

10 February 2021
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How this influential woman is leading social change on FGM and child marriage in Ethiopian community

ABALA DISTRICT, Afar Region, Ethiopia—“Women suffer during sexual intercourse with their husbands and face untold misery during childbirth due to female genital mutilation,” says Aisha Dima Abdella,... Read more

10 February 2021
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UNFPA elevates climate action to safeguard the wellbeing of women and girls during the Decade of Action

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—The impact of climate change is already being felt and is projected to intensify significantly over the next 10 years. During the Nairobi Summit in Kenya in 2019, a... Read more

5 February 2021
Statement

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 6 February 2021 UNFPA Executive... Read more

4 February 2021
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Reformed cutters protect the next generation from female genital mutilation in Kenya

TAMUGH, WEST POKOT COUNTY, Kenya – More than 10,000 girls over 30 years. That’s how many girls three women here cut in female genital mutilation rituals – almost one girl a day, every day, spanning... Read more

3 February 2021
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Turning the tide for women and girls caught in the Cabo Delgado crisis

Reflections by Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, UNFPA Regional Director for East and Southern Africa   As governments and communities rallied together to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, other humanitarian... Read more

28 January 2021
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Meeting the urgent needs of vulnerable women and girls and those displaced by violence in Cabo Delgado – joint UN mission

CABO DELGADO, Mozambique—To respond to the urgent needs of an estimated 530,000 people displaced by violent conflict in Cabo Delgado, UNFPA has supported the government’s installation of sexual and... Read more

28 January 2021
Press Release

UN sexual and reproductive health agency welcomes USA intention to reinstate funding: millions of women and girls will benefit

New York / Washington DC, 28 January 2021—The President of the United States today announced his intention to restore US funding to UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency.... Read more

26 January 2021
Statement

Press Statement of Office of the Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, urges all parties to prohibit the use of sexual violence and cease hostilities in the... Read more

25 January 2021
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Young people lead the charge on climate change and population growth in Malawi

DEDZA, Malawi—Just 85 kilometres south of Malawi’s capital, the impact of global warming is abundantly clear. Hunger is becoming increasingly common due to famine caused by unfavourable rainfalls and... Read more

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