02 December 2013 - Press Release
RABAT, Morocco – Participants in the Rabat Forum adopted the UNFPA Regional Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the Arab states Region for 2014-2017. They also recommended the strategy to serve as a roadmap for the fight against all forms of GBV and to be efficiently implemented across the region.
01 December 2013 - Statement
Today, as we mark World AIDS Day, we can point to significant progress in the global response to the epidemic on the road to reaching the goals of zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. Worldwide, the number of new HIV infections continues to fall, more people have access to antiretroviral treatment and, as a result, fewer people are dying of AIDS.
30 November 2013 - Feature Story
On World AIDS Day 2013 , we report on Women Across Differences, a Guyanese grassroots organization that is empowering young women to protect themselves against HIV and early pregnancies, giving them the confidence to assert themselves in life-threatening situations.
29 November 2013 - Press Release
TACLOBAN, Philippines — Medical teams organized by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, have started delivering reproductive health services to expecting and nursing mothers in evacuation centres for those displaced by Typhoon Haiyan. The first medical missions went to the two largest centres in this devastated city, where five to ten families are living in each classroom without electricity or water.
27 November 2013 - Dispatch
The UNFPA Chief of Humanitarian Response, Ms. Ugochi Daniels, answered questions on Twitter live from the Philippines. Ms. Daniels is currently coordinating UNFPA's humanitarian relief efforts in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan.
25 November 2013 - Statement
Violence against women and girls is a violation of their fundamental human rights, an affront to human dignity and a serious threat to their health and well-being. It impedes their civic engagement and role in development; it generates instability and makes peace harder to achieve.
23 November 2013 - Press Release
MANILA, Philippines — Two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan caused unprecedented devastation in the Philippines, over 3.2 million women and girls of reproductive age are still in need of urgent care and protection. As health infrastructures have been destroyed and security remains a concern, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has taken the lead in developing a $110 million master plan with national authorities and humanitarian partners to ensure that no woman dies giving birth and that each woman and girl is protected from violence at home and in her community. As part of this plan, UNFPA requested from donors $30 million to fulfill its commitments in the next six months.
20 November 2013 - In the News
When Agnes Lunkembesa gave birth to her ninth child, she decided enough was enough. But although she knew perfectly well how babies were made, she had no idea how to stop them being made. Then she met Seraphine Lumfuankenda, a voluntary community health worker who walks 60 kilometres every week, going from village to village in the hills of southwestern Democratic Republic of Congo, offering advice about family planning and basic health care.