News on Gender equality

13 Septembre 2018
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The first-ever comprehensive study on men's gender views in Ukraine finds that one in ten men believe women should tolerate violence to keep their families intact. © UNFPA Ukraine / Maks Levin
KIEV, Ukraine – As low birth rates, vast outflows of young migrants, and devastating conflict in the east corrode economic progress in Ukraine, another threat looms. According to a landmark study initiated by UNFPA, a... Lire plus
23 Août 2018
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Women may face disappointment, stigma or even isolation if they cannot have children. A UNFPA-supported counsellor watches over a child in Amiriyat al-Falloujah camp. © UNFPA Iraq/Salwa Moussa
DOHUK, Iraq – Thirteen years ago, in Damascus, Syria, Rawa* fell in love. “It was perfect back then,” she said. She was a 30-year-old kindergarten teacher at the time. Both she and her husband were eager to start a... Lire plus
17 Août 2018
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“My husband was very strict,” Gemila*, a 28-year-old Syrian refugee, told UNFPA. “He wanted to crush people.”
SANLIURFA, Turkey – “My husband was very strict,” Gemila*, a 28-year-old Syrian refugee, told UNFPA. “He wanted to crush people.” Gemila had been married off, despite her protests, at age 17. A few years into her... Lire plus
23 Juillet 2018
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«Les préservatifs disparaîtront de nos maisons et nous saurons qu'ils sont utilisés», a déclaré Maneo Ramabanta, au Lesotho, où les efforts de prévention du VIH doivent atteindre les adolescents vulnérables. © UNFPA Lesotho / Violet Maraisane
Pays-Bas / Lesotho / Botswana - Selon un rapport publié récemment, le nombre de décès liés au sida est tombé à son point le plus bas du siècle grâce à l'amélioration de l'accès aux traitements antirétroviraux. Pourtant... Lire plus
25 Juin 2018
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Najat suffered a traumatic birth injury, and nearly died, after her in-laws refused to take her to a hospital during labour. © National Midwives Association/UNFPA
SANA’A, Yemen – Najat, a trained midwife, was well aware of the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth. But when her own health needs and professional judgment clashed with her husband’s traditional ideas, she suffered in... Lire plus
7 Juin 2018
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Menstrual health is a serious, but overlooked, issue among vulnerable women. Refugees in Louva, Angola, receive UNFPA-distributed dignity kits, which include sanitary napkins, soap, laundry detergent and other essential hygiene supplies. © UNFPA/Tiril Skarstein
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Shame, stigma and misinformation surrounding menstruation are contributing to serious human rights concerns for women and girls, emphasizes a new report commissioned by UNFPA.  The report, a... Lire plus
30 Mai 2018
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Faith Kiraison, an advocate for girls' rights and health, teaches her peers about menstrual health management. © UNFPA Kenya/Douglas Waudo
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa/NAROK, Kenya – “I felt embarrassed to be a girl and felt like it was a punishment,” recalled 13-year-old Faith, describing her first period.  She was living in a boarding school in Narok... Lire plus
15 Mai 2018
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Des hommes font la queue pour s'inscrire à l'événement de vasectomie à Port-au-Prince. L'enthousiasme a largement dépassé les attentes. © Moïse Alex Docteur / VNU
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haïti - « A 55 ans j’ai quatre enfants. J'ai réalisé que je n'avais pas assez de ressources pour prendre soin de plus de personnes », a expliqué Lamour Denis, dans une clinique de santé reproductive à... Lire plus
10 Mai 2018
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Drawing on her own experience being married as a child – and then getting back to school – Jenipher Sanni has become a mentor for girls in her community. © UN Foundation/GirlUp
MANGOCHI, Malawi – Jenipher Sanni dreams of making it big in life, and this year, she prepares to sit for four exams to attain the certificate she needs to move on to university. But getting to this point has not been a... Lire plus
25 Avril 2018
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Rima *, une mère de deux enfants âgée de 22 ans, a échappé à la fois à la guerre en Syrie à la violence domestiques. Aujourd'hui, elle travaille comme médiatrice de la santé dans un espace sécurisé de l'UNFPA en Turquie. © UNFPA Turquie
ANKARA, Turquie - A la mort de son père, Rima a été également privée de son bonheur et de son indépendance. Elle n'avait que 13 ans et vivait en Syrie à l'époque. Ses oncles l’ont prise en charge, imposant des règles... Lire plus

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