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From child bride to beauty expert: one Jordanian woman’s story

On most weekday afternoons, you can find 22-year-old Hiba* working at a salon in Amman. But what few of her clients know is that she was once a child bride – an experience that haunted her for years.

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Diez acciones para un mundo más igual

A menos que se haga frente con urgencia a la desigualdad y se empodere a las mujeres más pobres para que puedan tomar decisiones sobre sus propias vidas, los países corren el riesgo de sufrir disturbios y de poner en...

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Young women emerge as responders, leaders in Nepal flooding

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.

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Las adolescentes hablan de la desigualdad

Despite years of efforts and advances, full gender equality has yet to be realized. There is not one country in the world free of gender-based violence or discrimination. And in too many places, the burdens of...

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HIV prevention efforts must reach vulnerable girls and young women

More than one in five adults in Swaziland are HIV-positive, according to the most recent data, and the rates are highest among women. Despite these dangers, young people – and young women in particular – often lack the...

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Safe spaces offer relief as fighting in Marawi rages on

Jamela Sani stood before a group of girls and new mothers, explaining that violence against women is an abuse – and that help is available. They were gathered in a tent in Pawak, a village about five kilometres from the...

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Women stand strong after Irma

A scurry of activity greeted visitors at one of Antigua’s two largest temporary shelters, National Technical Training Centre, which houses around 70 Barbudans displaced by Hurricane Irma. Shelter manager Samantha...

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Líderes piden por acceso a suministros de salud reproductiva en situaciones de crisis

"Mi esposo y yo acordamos usar la planificación familiar y no tener más hijos, pero fue presionado por su familia y yo volví a quedarme embarazada", comentó Ahlam, madre de dos hijos en Yemen. Cuando se puso...

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Cholera poses grave risks to pregnant women in conflict-affected Nigeria

Yana, 25, was three months pregnant when she fell sick with cholera just days ago. “I was already suffering, but then I started bleeding, and the baby is gone now,” she told UNFPA in one of the tent wards for cholera...

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