News on Gender equality

11 Mars 2015
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A girl peeks from her one-room shelter in an informal settlment for Syrian refugees in   Al-Marj, Lebanon. Desperation has pushed some Syrian refugee families to see child   marriage as a way to relieve economic pressures. © UNFPA/ David Brunetti
CHOUEIFAT, Lebanon – When Hiam, a 13-year-old Syrian refugee living in Lebanon, learned her parents wanted her to marry a complete stranger, she felt helpless. But she saw a way out after hearing of a UNFPA-supported... Read more
24 Février 2015
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Youth activist Benaiah Nari, in Papua New Guinea, helps his peers make safe and   respectful sexual and reproductive health choices. © UNFPA Pacific
FIJI/PORT MORESBY – Benaiah Nari grew up amid poverty and ethnic clashes in Papua New Guinea, a country where sexual violence, sexually transmitted infections and adolescent pregnancy are rife. After watching his peers... Read more
9 Février 2015
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Girls practice Taekwondo in Dushanbe. They are wearing t-shirts from the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign. Sports federations in Tajikistan are working to advance gender equality and prevent violence against women. © UNFPA Tajikistan/Panos Pictures/William Daniels
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan – “Strong men respect women.” These were the words of World Taekwondo Champion Daler Tyuryaev, who is helping to lead a movement of martial artists in the battle against gender-based violence and... Read more
5 Février 2015
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A network of women advocates in Doka, Sudan. They are committed to ending FGM in their community. © UNFPA
DOKA, Sudan – Like the vast majority of women in Sudan, Haja Aicha underwent female genital mutilation (FGM)  as a child. And like many women, she says the procedure was agonizing. But unlike most people, Haja Aicha has... Read more
16 Janvier 2015
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Prime Minister Alberto Vaquina speaks to Geração Biz youth activists at a meeting in Maputo.
MAPUTO, Mozambique – Young people in Mozambique face stiff challenges in accessing sexual and reproductive health information and services, but the efforts of youth activists and peer educators are making a difference.... Read more
22 Avril 2010
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NAIROBI — En 2002, lorsque Lina Kilimo s’est présentée aux élections législatives kenyanes avec un programme axé sur la paix, le développement et l’élimination des mutilations génitales féminines et de l’excision (MGF/E... Read more
9 Juin 2010
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — « Lorsque j’avais neuf ans, je rêvais de devenir avocate », déclare Viviana Palacios, une jeune Colombienne de 23 ans, devant une salle comble lors de la deuxième journée de la conférence de l’... Read more
22 Septembre 2014
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Jeunes filles nigériennes
NATIONS UNIES, New York – “ En investissant de manière substantielle en faveur de l'éducation des filles, de la santé sexuelle et reproductive des jeunes et des adolescents, et de l'autonomisation des femmes dans nos... Read more
25 Novembre 2014
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DELHI/NEW YORK – "Today, there is no country in the world, not one, where women and girls live free from violence," said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, in a statement marking the International Day... Read more
10 Novembre 2014
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HARARE/NEW YORK – “When I was working, I would not give my wife any money. I would keep what I made in my own pocket,” said John Kaponda in Epworth, Zimbabwe. “I would come home drunk, kick all the pots, and beat my... Read more

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