Resources on Gender-based violence

UNFPA's humanitarian response to the crisis in Yemen includes: Provision of emergency SGBV kits and supplies: Medical supplies including post-rape treatment kits are distributed to selected health government and NGO facilities to be used for GBV survivors in the clinical management of rape and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.

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Since 26 March 2015, the conflict in Yemen has dramatically escalated to the point where Yemen has become the worst humanitarian crises in the world today.

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Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the most pervasive, under-reported and unaddressed human rights violations in the world. It knows no social, economic or national boundaries. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is working to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in 135 countries or territories worldwide, among them 43 crisis-affected countries experiencing conflict or natural disasters.

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On 8 February, the United Nations and humanitarian partners launched the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan, with an international appeal for US$2.1 billion to provide life-saving assistance to 12 million people in Yemen in 2017. This is the largest consolidated humanitarian appeal for Yemen to be ever launched. UNFPA, as part of this plan, has appealed for $22.1 million to meet the urgent sexual and reproductive health needs and prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

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When Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on 4 October, it caused the worse devastation since the 2010 earthquake. UNFPA is assessing the needs of affected women and girls, and is providing care, support and assistance.

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This year's State of World Population report explores the life of the 10-year-old girl, whose life is about to take a pivotal turn, either towards expanding opportunities or narrowing ones. As these girls enter adolescence, their potential will be nurtured, with material benefits for their families, communities and countries, or their potential will be limited, depriving the world of their talents and achievements.

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After more than 15 months, the UNFPA Yemen team was able to undertake a mission outside of Sana'a to Ibb Governorate to reach out to the people most in need.

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UNFPA has launched a large-scale campaign to ‘Break the Cycle’ of gender-based violence (GBV) by raising awareness about the issue and providing information on available response services in five conflict-affected regions of Ukraine.

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For the first time since World War II, Europe is experiencing a massive movement of refugees and migrants, women, girls, men and boys of all ages, fleeing armed conflicts, mass killings, persecution and pervasive sexual...

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Six months after the devastating Nepal earthquake struck, UNFPA reflects on its response. View this slideshow of UNFPA's humanitarian activities.

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