News on Gender-based violence

25 Mai 2015
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Tens of thousands of Burundian refugees are seeking shelter in Tanzania. On their way to safety, women are giving birth in unsafe conditions. Hundreds of cases of gender-based violence have been reported. © UNFPA Tanzania/Sawiche Wamunza
KIGOMA, United Republic of Tanzania – Women are giving birth on ferries, in temporary shelters and en route to Tanzania’s Nyarugusu refugee camp, say relief workers responding to the Burundi crisis, which has sent tens... Lire plus
18 Mai 2015
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Women gather for a distribution of dignity kits in Sindhupalchowk District. © UNFPA/Rajat Ray
SINDHUPALCHOWK, Nepal/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Conditions remain precarious for survivors of Nepal’s 25 April earthquake. Violent aftershocks continue to rock the country. The largest, on 12 May, added further deaths... Lire plus
21 Avril 2015
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Zarmina and her mother. Some members of their family have blamed Zarmina for the abduction, but her mother has stood by her. © UNFPA Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan – “They told me that my mother had sold me to them,” Zarmina* said of her kidnappers, who snatched her from her home in Afghanistan when she was only 13, then forced her into sexual servitude. Her... Lire plus
14 Avril 2015
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UNFPA staff speak with adolescent refugees from Nigeria, who fled insecurity at home and are now living in the Sayam Forage Refugees Camp in Diffa, Niger. © UNFPA Niger/Habila Tsahirou
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Today marks the one-year anniversary of the horrific kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from the north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok by Boko Haram insurgents. This was not a one-time tragedy.... Lire plus
1 Avril 2015
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Women wait for reproductive health services in Fresh Wind Ohlem, outside Port Vila, Vanuatu. The turnout was more than twice what outreach workers expected. © UNFPA/Ariela Zibiah
PORT VILA, Vanuatu – “We lost everything. All the clothes – gone,” Anna Naual said at an aid post in Fresh Wind Ohlem, a settlement near Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila. The single mother, who works in a hotel in the city... Lire plus
19 Mars 2015
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A public discussion on maternal health in Burkina Faso. Information gathering and decision-making should include community members, said experts at a UN meeting. © Jerome Sessini/Magnum Photos
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Nearly seven in 10 women in the Marshall Islands have experienced physical or sexual violence. These were the shocking findings announced yesterday at United Nations Headquarters in New York,... Lire plus
17 Mars 2015
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Women breastfeed outside a UNFPA-supported safe space at Mpasa camp, in Phalombe,   Malawi. The safe space offers counselling and services for survivors of gender-based   violence, and also provides recreational and skill-building activities for women and   girls. © UNFPA Malawi
CHIKWAWA, Malawi – It was the second time in three months that Mary, 43, had to fight for her life. The first was in January, when torrential rainfall inundated much of southern Malawi, in what is likely to be one of... Lire plus
9 Mars 2015
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Young women in Guatemala. UNFPA supports programmes empowering adolescent girls to realize their rights. © UNFPA Guatemala
UNITED NATIONS, New York/GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – “We know that when we invest in young people, especially adolescent girls, we are making one of the smartest investments countries can make,” UNFPA Executive Director... Lire plus
25 Février 2015
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A volunteer works in the community police unit in Garowe, Somalia.  ©UNFPA/Pilirani Semu-Banda
PUNTLAND, Somalia – Sixteen-year-old Sahra* was herding goats in Puntland, Somalia, last September when a man approached her and asked for drinking water. She gave him the water, but then he grabbed her and, at... Lire plus
24 Février 2015
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Youth activist Benaiah Nari, in Papua New Guinea, helps his peers make safe and   respectful sexual and reproductive health choices. © UNFPA Pacific
FIJI/PORT MORESBY – Benaiah Nari grew up amid poverty and ethnic clashes in Papua New Guinea, a country where sexual violence, sexually transmitted infections and adolescent pregnancy are rife. After watching his peers... Lire plus

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