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Women and girls living in the Eastern Mediterranean Region face extremely high levels of violence and abuse. Those living in humanitarian crises are even more vulnerable, as families are pushed to the breaking point by displacement, poverty and unrest. A study by UNFPA  and...

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Leaders and youth advocates gathered in New York on Tuesday to discuss how to work together to end violence against women and girls, the most prevalent human rights violation in the world. The event, Violence Knows No Borders, was part of the United Nation’s annual Commission on...

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