Gender based violence (GBV) is a life-threatening, global health and human rights issue that violates international human rights law and principles of gender equality. In emergencies, such as conflict or natural disasters, the risk of violence, exploitation and abuse is heightened, particularly for women and girls.
FGM was publicly abandoned by over
Joint Programme on FGM/C Annual Report, 2014
In 2014, UNFPA advocated in
7 January 2016
Like many child brides, Micheline Yotoudjim suffered terribly after she was married. She was married off at age 14, became pregnant at 16, and then experienced a prolonged, obstructed labour. Her baby was eventually...
5 January 2016
“My heart is with him,” said Netsanet*, speaking of her husband, who has moved away to a distant town, leaving her and their son behind in a rural village in northern Ethiopia.
22 December 2015
Every day, thousands of refugees and migrants stream through Serbia, one leg of their perilous journey towards safety and stability. So far this year, over a million migrants and refugees have entered Europe,...
14 December 2015
“When I was sixth grade, my mother used to say, very often, ‘Finish this year, and do not go to school anymore’,” said Gina,* a youth advocate from the marginalized Roma community in Albania.