News on Gender equality

16 March 2015
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NATIONS UNIES, New York –  « La culture ne devrait pas nous exclure, mais au contraire nous placer au centre de la société », explique Betty Naisenya Lolgisoi, une activiste kenyane, lors d’une rencontre sur l’... Read more
23 October 2015
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Over the last 70 years, there has been remarkable progress in sexual and reproductive health. Women learn about family planning at a clinic in Tunisia in 1987. © UN Photo/John Isaac
NATIONS UNIES, New York – Les Nations Unies ont vu le jour il y a 70 ans. Depuis, nous avons assisté à d’immenses progrès en matière de santé sexuelle et reproductive. Les soins médicaux et les programmes de... Read more
22 December 2014
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LA PAZ, Bolivie – « En nous efforçant d’être des hommes meilleurs, nous pouvons éradiquer la violence », déclare Marco Antonio Barrero, maire de Camargo, petite ville des Andes boliviennes. La violence à l’égard des... Read more
13 April 2015
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Les 10 faits suivants témoignent des énormes progrès accomplis à l’échelle du globe, même s’il reste du chemin à parcourir. © UNFPA/Anna Adhikari
NATIONS UNIES, New York – Les dirigeants du monde entier ont ouvert aujourd’hui la 48e session de la Commission de la population et du développement. Dans le cadre de cet événement, ils dresseront le bilan du... Read more
14 December 2015
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Throughout her adolescence, Gina* was pressured to leave school and get married. Today, she is a youth advocate, working to promote the rights and well-being of other young girls. © Observatory for Children’s Rights
KORÇA, Albania – “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. In many... 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
25 November 2015
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Violence against women takes place in every country and community in the world. Syrian women participate in a session on gender-based violence in Damascus. © UNFPA Syria/Hamada Smesem
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Violence against women and girls is one of the world’s most pervasive human rights abuses. It happens every day, in every region, country and community on the planet, sometimes in plain sight... Read more
2 November 2015
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Intense fighting has left much of Yemen battle-scarred. The chaos has left women and girls increasingly vulnerable. © OCHA/Philippe Kropf
HARADH, Yemen – Conditions for Yemeni women and girls are deteriorating as the conflict in Yemen drags on. The stress and chaos of the crisis, coupled with entrenched gender inequality, have left women and girls... Read more
11 October 2015
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Goedele Liekens (right), UNFPA's Goodwill Ambassador in Belgium, in Ethiopia. After spending more than 15 years as a Goodwill Ambassador, Ms. Liekens reflects on the progress made for girls. Image courtesy of Goedele Liekens.
BRUSSELS, Belgium/UNITED NATIONS, New York – For more than 15 years, Goedele Liekens has served as a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador, advocating for better access to sexual and reproductive health information and care. A... Read more
9 October 2015
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Marcelle, 19, calls for girls to “get an education and be successful in life.” She and other elite athletes at the All African Games promoted girls’ rights, health and well-being through a variety of UNFPA-supported programmes. © UNFPA Congo
BRAZZAVILLE, Congo – “We are tired of hearing our parents telling us how, back in their days, young girls were married already at the age of 13,” said Marcelle, 19. “What is important today is to get an education and be... Read more

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