News on Gender-based violence

6 December 2017
News
“Auntie Leila,” a local member of the Rohingya community, reaches out to refugee women and brings them to UNFPA's women-friendly spaces. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Naymuzzaman Prince
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – The border between Bangladesh and Myanmar is the site of the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. Over 620,000 Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Rakhine State in Myanmar have arrived in... Read more
4 December 2017
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Even before the recent escalation of the crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, conditions were tense and crowded. © UNFPA Myanmar/Karlien Truyens
SITTWE, Myanmar – More than 600,000 people, most of them Rohingya, have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh since August, representing a massive escalation in an already grave humanitarian crisis. Yet many people remain in... Read more
4 December 2017
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"I probably would be dead by now were it not for their intervention," Ms. Asinde said of the staff at the Kakuma Support Centre. © UNFPA Kenya/Douglas Waudo
KAKUMA, Kenya – Dalia Asinde was married 16 years ago in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She was 22 and in love, she said. But her husband soon became violent – and relentless. She lost count of the beatings,... Read more
1 December 2017
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Cojine* a subi des années de violence conjugale en Irak. © UNFPA Irak
ERBIL, Irak – « Dans la vie, il y a beaucoup de coups durs, mais ce qui compte, c’est de se relever », déclare Cojine*, 33 ans. Elle sait de quoi elle parle : elle a subi des années de violence conjugale. Cela a... Read more
22 November 2017
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La famille de Tatiana en Ukraine a été déchirée par les abus de son mari. Il est parti maintenant, mais elle et ses six enfants essaient encore de se reconstruire dans cette petite maison. "Les enfants - je vis pour eux", a déclaré Tatiana. © UNFPA Ukraine / Maks Levin
UNITED NATIONS, New York – « Voici ce qui reste de mes dents après avoir été battue par mon mari », a témoigné Ameera* depuis un refuge pour femmes dans le nord-ouest du Yémen. Ameera nous a montré trois éclats de dents... Read more
14 November 2017
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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
12 October 2017
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Priyanka Singh (second from right) and her friends discuss their advocacy against child marriage with UNFPA District Officer Bhav Nath Jha. © UNFPA NepalSC
RAUTAHAT, Nepal – Flooding in southern Nepal this August affected over a million people, displacing tens of thousands. The destruction was widespread in Rautahat District, where 20-year-old Priyanka Singh lives. Despite... Read more

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