News on Gender equality

14 November 2017
News
Gudiya Chaudhary traveled 35 km to participate in the tournament, which was the first of its kind in the district.
TAULIHAWA, Nepal – "I often watch boys playing cricket on this ground. But today I caught a glimpse of girl cricketers in action," said Irfan Darji, a 13-year-old spectator at the final match in a trailblazing girls’... Read more
30 October 2017
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Amany Abdel-Aal, a Wen-Do instructor and psychologist from the organization Etijah, teaches women how to defend themselves. © UNFPA/Rebecca Zerzan
CAIRO, Egypt – “Your fear is controlling you,” instructor Amany Abdel-Aal told a roomful of women at a Wen-Do self-defence class, held in a cheerfully painted youth centre on the outskirts of Cairo. The students – most... Read more
27 October 2017
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Un programme réunit les hommes pour s’attaquer aux violences basées sur le genre et les inégalités qui les sous-tendent. © UNFPA Azerbaïdjan
IMISHLI, Azerbaijan –Ces dernières semaines le monde a été témoin d’affaires de violences basées sur le genre très médiatisées et impliquant des personnalités haut placées. Des millions de femmes ont exigé que ce type d... Read more
23 October 2017
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Natalia dropped out of school after becoming pregnant. © UNFPA/Ruth Carr
ALIEU, Timor-Leste – “I knew a little bit about how a baby is made, but not too much,” said Natalia, 19, in Alieu, the rocky highlands of Timor-Leste. Her 1-year-old daughter, Afeena, was sleeping nearby. “I had no... Read more
16 October 2017
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Partout dans le monde, les inégalités maintiennent certains dans un cycle de pauvreté et de marginalisation. © Andrea Bruce / Noor
NATIONS UNIES, New York – Des inégalités profondes menacent les économies, les communautés et les nations, selon le rapport phare de l'UNFPA, État de la population mondiale 2017, publié aujourd'hui. Pourtant, ces... Read more
11 October 2017
News
A quoi ressemble l’inégalité des genres ? Ces cinq jeunes filles peuvent vous le dire. Illustration de Bodil Jane pour l’UNFPA
NATIONS UNIES, New York – Malgré des années d’efforts et de progrès, l’égalité totale entre les genres n’a pas encore été atteinte. Aucun pays dans le monde n’échappe à la violence ou aux discriminations basées sur le... Read more
25 September 2017
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Yana Duka is one of 35 cholera patients in a provisional health facility in Muna camp. She lost her pregnancy after falling ill. © UNFPA/Anne Wittenberg
Maiduguri, NIGERIA – Yana, 25, was three months pregnant when she fell sick with cholera just days ago. “I was already suffering, but then I started bleeding, and the baby is gone now,” she told UNFPA in one of the tent... Read more
22 September 2017
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Svitlana Tavantseva counsels survivors of violence in Ukraine. Too often, she says, women are shamed rather than perpetrators. © UNFPA Ukraine/Maks Levin
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Violence against women continues to be the most pervasive human rights violation in the world. Roughly one in three women experience physical or sexual assault in her lifetime – and this... Read more
28 August 2017
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Sileshi Deguale recounts his story, explaining why family planning was the right choice for himself and his wife. © UNFPA Ethiopia
SHEBEL BERENTA, Ethiopia – Sileshi Deguale was busy working alongside his family, preparing their land for planting season, but he paused to recall how difficult the work was last year. His wife had been too ill to help... Read more
3 August 2017
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Les complications liées à la grossesse sont la première cause mondiale de décès chez les jeunes filles de 15 à 19 ans. /Photo prise par Lucy Tomasino
AHUACHAPÁN, Salvador – « J’aurais pu mourir le jour où mon fils est né », raconte Evelyn*, devenue mère à l’âge de 13 ans seulement. Sa grossesse était compliquée et elle avait passé la plupart de son temps au lit et... Read more

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