News on Gender-based violence

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... Read more
1 Juin 2018
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Fatima now works as a health mediator at a UNFPA-supported safe space, helping other women and girls. © UNFPA Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey – Tragedy had a way of finding Fatima*. She endured brutal domestic violence during two marriages in Syria. And when the war broke out, a bomb struck her home, injuring her and killing the eldest of her... Read more
27 Avril 2018
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Les premières pluies de mousson sont arrivées à Cox's Bazar, ravivant les craintes concernant la santé et la sécurité des réfugiés. Une réfugiée dans un camp boueux fin 2017. © UNFPA / Prince Naymuzzaman
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh - Les premières pluies de mousson sont arrivées à Cox's Bazar, au Bangladesh, où des centaines de milliers de réfugiés Rohingya vivent dans de minces tentes de bambou et de bâche, annonçant le... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
26 Avril 2018
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In earthquake-affected Tamande, Mendi, local emergency responders meet with UNFPA staff. © UNFPA
MENDI, Papua New Guinea – When a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the remote Southern Highlands Province on 26 February, 18-year-old Julian Ako was heavily pregnant with her third child. She and her family emerged... Read more
24 Avril 2018
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Young women and men come to Safe Space sessions in equal numbers and with equal levels of interest in discussing topics that, otherwise, most don't talk about with anyone else. © UNFPA Maldives/Ashwa Faheem
MALE’, MALDIVES – As the hammering, buzzing and whirring of construction drone on outside – the soundtrack of a growing capital city – young people gather at Male’s Jazz Café to talk relationships, sex and family... Read more
19 Avril 2018
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Thousands of women in Piura remain affected by the floods. © UNFPA Peru/Angela Valverde
LAMBAYEQUE, PERU – When floodwaters engulfed the ĺllimo district on 14 March 2017, Lily Silva Aricoché led her family and neighbours to safety. During the months that followed, she coordinated assistance to flood... Read more
16 Avril 2018
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Young actors perform a scene from "Ruža," an interactive play about the harms of child marriage. Photo by Almir Panjeta for UNICEF/UNFPA BiH
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina – On the surface, child marriage seems to affect few girls in Bosnia and Herzegovina. But dig a little deeper, and a pattern emerges among the most marginalized, impoverished girls. A... Read more
9 Avril 2018
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Les besoins des femmes et des filles migrantes passent à travers les mailles du filet. Izdihar, une réfugiée syrienne en Jordanie.  © UNFPA Jordan/Sima Diab
NATIONS UNIES, New York – On estime que, dans le monde entier, un milliard de personnes sont des migrants, soit une personne sur sept. Alors que les décideurs s'efforcent de comprendre l'impact de ces déplacements sur... Read more

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