News on Gender-based violence

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
28 July 2017
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Des femmes participent à une discussion collective sur les pratiques néfastes pour les femmes et les jeunes filles et la façon d’y mettre fin. Pendant cette séance, elles parlent du mariage des enfants. © UNFPA Ethiopia/Meron Negash
BENISHANGUL-GUMUZ, Éthiopie – Abebech Kabla a accouché seule dans les bois à trois reprises. Chaque fois, elle a cru mourir. La première fois, elle n’avait que 13 ans, et était mariée depuis un an. « Même après l’... Read more
20 July 2017
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Un programme pilote tente de mettre fin au cycle de violences au Cambodge, où la moitié des femmes et un quart des hommes déclarent que battre sa femme est justifiable. © UNFPA Cambodia/Sophanara Pen
KAMPONG CHAM, Cambodge – Les femmes de la province cambodgienne de Kampong Cham connaissent bien la violence. Un sondage de 2014 a révélé que 33 pour cent d’entre elles avaient subi des violences depuis l’âge de 15 ans... Read more
7 June 2017
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Les équipes mobiles de l’UNFPA sont entrées en relation avec des milliers victimes de violences basées sur le genre. © UNFPA/Maks Levin
IZIOUM, Ukraine – Pour Mariana*, les difficultés ont commencé quand elle a dû fuir le conflit de la région de Donetsk en 2016. Avec son père, elle a campé devant les services sociaux jusqu’à ce qu’on les accueille. Peu... Read more
3 July 2017
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A family opens up a UNFPA-supplied dignity kit at the evacuation centre in the Moneerah Integrated School. © UNFPA
ILIGAN, Philippines – Nineteen-year-old Tarhata Mostare gave birth to her third child at home on 23 May – the same day fighting erupted between government forces and the Maute and Abu Sayyaf armed groups in the city of... Read more
31 May 2017
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The medical centre handles an assortment of issues, from maternal care to abuse. "There is a lot of domestic violence within the camp," said Adorable, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. © UNFPA
BETOU, Republic of the Congo – “Some months we have more than 145 births at the centre – a lot, considering that we only are six midwives working here,” said Solange, a midwife at a medical centre in Betou, a village in... 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
1 May 2017
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“There has been an exodus of qualified midwives and reproductive health professionals,” Shatha Al Mostafa told UNFPA. © UNFPA/Nadine Cornier
GAZIANTEP, Turkey – Midwife Shatha Al Mostafa started her career at the most difficult time possible – amid the escalating violence, insecurity and human rights abuses in her home country, Syria. Since graduating from... 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

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