News on Gender equality

14 July 2017
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 Kate et Samuel Opio avec leurs jumeaux au centre de santé Inomo III, dans le district d'Apac en Ouganda. Ils envisagent à présent d’utiliser une méthode contraceptive moderne. © UNFPA / Prossy Jonker Nakanjako
APAC, Ouganda/LONDRES, Royaume-Uni – Kate Opio, 33 ans, d’humeur joyeuse, câlinait l'un de ses jumeaux nouveau-nés dans la maternité d'un centre de santé dans le district d'Apac en Ouganda. L' autre jumeau dormait... Read more
7 July 2017
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Quand Mae Esparcia a repris le travail après avoir eu son enfant, elle a eu accès à la pilule contraceptive grâce au programme de planification familiale de son entreprise.
CAVITE, Philippines – Il y a sept mois, Mae Esparcia, 30 ans et salariée dans l’usine à vêtements d’Hamlin Industrial Corp. à Cavite aux Philippines, a donné naissance à son premier enfant, Maria Carmen. A la suite de... Read more
19 June 2017
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Des étudiantes sages-femmes écoutent le battement du cœur d’un fœtus. Une nouvelle génération de sages-femmes consolide la santé sexuelle et reproductive en Sierra Leone, un pays ravagé par Ebola. © Olivia Acland, Nations Unies
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – La terrible épidémie d’Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest a pris fin il y a un an. Cette crise a coûté la vie à plus de 3 900 Sierra-Léonais, et les systèmes de santé en ont énormément souffert.... Read more
23 May 2017
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The staff at the Women's and Girls' Centre in Waing Maw, in Myanmar, are working with communities to stop gender-based violence. © UNFPA/Yenny Gamming
WAING MAW, Myanmar – “We should not have to live in fear of violence just because we are women,” Khaung Nan declared in Waing Maw, a town in Myanmar’s battle-worn Kachin State. Ms. Khaung Nan works at the Waing Maw... Read more
10 May 2017
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A woman in Jakarta, Indonesia. A new survey reveals women in the country face high rates of violence. © CEphoto, Uwe Aranas
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Dita* never imagined that she would be a single mother at the age of 33. But after enduring 10 years of an abusive marriage, she found herself alone and struggling to raise two children. Her husband... Read more
25 April 2017
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Indigenous girls in northern Guatemala must often travel great distances to get to school, a factor that leads to high drop out rates. Bicycles help them stay in school. © UNFPA/Alejandro De León
CHISEC, Guatemala – Like many girls in Pecajbá, in Guatemala, Gladys Azucena Cho Cuc was forced to drop out when she reached secondary school. The high school was simply too far from home. In rural communities around... Read more
18 April 2017
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Taekwondo champion Farida Azizova (left) encourages young people to speak out against gender discrimination. Image from the Youth for a Better Future campaign.
UNITED NATIONS, New York/BAKU, Azerbaijan – “As you know, in this society, we have problems with equality between men and women,” said Farida Azizova, a 21-year-old taekwondo champion from Azerbaijan. She knows all too... Read more
13 April 2017
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Education is helping young people combat Zambia's high rates of teen pregnancy and HIV. © UNFPA Zambia/Helene Christensen
LUSAKA, Zambia – “I have seen girls become pregnant, become victims of violence and become HIV-positive, and I don't want to become one of those girls,” said 13-year-old Lydia Mwelwa, a student at Kabulonga Basic School... Read more
7 April 2017
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“The most difficult part of my job is the repeated cases, where the husband will not change his behaviour, where the wife is not able to leave, and where she is abused again and again,” says caseworker Lu Bu. © UNFPA/Yenny Gamming
WAING MAW, Myanmar – “Some women are very upset and are not able to immediately explain what has happened,” caseworker Daw Lu Bu explained in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden Kachin State, where she treats survivors of gender-... Read more
23 March 2017
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A displaced woman from Taizz receives a dignity kit containing hygiene supplies and other basic items. © UNFPA Yemen
SANA’A, Yemen – On 26 March 2015, the conflict in Yemen dramatically escalated. Two years later, it has become one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.  An estimated 18.8 million people – two thirds of the... Read more

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