News on Gender-based violence

21 March 2016
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RAKIRAKI, Fiji – One week after Cyclone Winston devastated the island nation of Fiji, Elenoa Adi, age 33, awoke at 4 a.m. to unexpected birth pangs. It was late February, and the baby wasn’t due until April. Her husband... Read more
16 March 2016
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – “When there is armed conflict, it is often more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier,” said Susana Camarero Benitez, Spain’s Secretary of State for Equality and Social Services, during an... Read more
10 March 2016
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NIAMEY, Niger – When Fati was 12-years old, her father removed her from school in Niamey and sent her to Nigeria to marry a 40-year-old man. A year later, she was hospitalized with injuries inflicted by her new husband... Read more
3 March 2016
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KATHMANDU VALLEY, Nepal – “I was unaware of the fact that young people have the right to decide freely on matters related to their sexuality and that sexual and reproductive rights are basic human rights,” said Barun... Read more
14 April 2015
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Nigo, una niña nigeriana de 14 años, fue raptada por Boko Haram en noviembre. Tras escapar al Níger, recibió apoyo de un programa patrocinado por el UNFPA.
NIAMEY, Níger/NACIONES UNIDAS, Nueva York – Hace un año, la noche del 14 de abril, los insurgentes de Boko Haram se llevaron a 276 niñas de una escuela de Chibok, un pueblo al noroeste de Nigeria. Desde el secuestro, 57... Read more
18 February 2016
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SHABWAH, Yemen – The nearly year-old conflict in Yemen has now embroiled 21 of the country’s 22 governorates, civilian casualties are increasingly common, food is in short supply and many hospitals, police stations and... Read more
17 February 2016
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BALKH, Afghanistan – It was after midnight and Bibi Gul* was in critical condition when her husband and eldest daughter brought her to a hospital in Balkh, a province in northern Afghanistan.  When the nurses examined... Read more
22 December 2014
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LA PAZ, Bolivia – «Ser mejores hombres puede erradicar el maltrato», dijo Marco Antonio Barrero, Alcalde de Camargo, una pequeña localidad andina de Bolivia. La violencia contra las mujeres –una de las violaciones de... Read more
3 December 2015
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Boat in the Strait of Sicily, 40 miles from the Libyan coast. Photo © Franco Pagetti/VII
UNITED NATIONS, New York –  “The health and rights of women and adolescents should not be treated like an afterthought in humanitarian response,” Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA’s Executive Director, said today at the... Read more
1 December 2015
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Zhanna* receives support at New Day, which provides counseling and facilitates treatment in the conflict-affected Donetsk Region of Ukraine. © Maks Levin/UNFPA
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine - Zhanna*, 36, is an HIV-positive mother of two in the conflict-affected Donetsk Region of Ukraine. She says she contracted HIV from her former partner, a man who beat and raped her. Her candour... Read more

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