News on Human rights

14 February 2018
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Girls in the Raparinga Biz meet in a safe space, where they can freely discuss issues including gender equality, violence and their own struggles. © UNFPA Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique – “We are equal to boys and can also contribute to society,” said 17-year-old Lidia Suale Saide. Lidia knows what it means to stand up for these beliefs. One year ago, she refused her mother’s attempt... Read more
6 February 2018
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Latty, 14, was inspired by her mother to call for the elimination of FGM. Luca Zordan for UNFPA
UNITED NATIONS, New York/Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO – Fourteen-year-old Latifatou Compaoré learned the spirit of resistance from her mother. Her mother was subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) as a child in... Read more
11 January 2018
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UNFPA works with survivors of violence and with law enforcement. But with studies showing that young herders are frequently among the perpetrators of violence, it became clear that efforts must be directed towards them, as well. © UNFPA Lesotho
HABA TSEKA, Lesotho – “Before, I never used a condom, and I would force myself violently onto girls and young women,” said Kabelo*, 22, in rural Lesotho. A herder in Haba Tseka, he grew up in an area where violence is... Read more
15 January 2018
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Kiena Odette,Musito and other girls take part in educational and recreational activities at the UNFPA-supported women-friendly space. © UNFPA/Tiril Skarstein
LOVUA, Angola – In a simple white tent in the Lóvua refugee settlement in Angola, women and girls who fled the brutal conflict in Kasai, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, can find safe haven and support. The tent... Read more
14 December 2017
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District family court judge Yorlin Matamoro has received a UNFPA-supported master's degree in gender equality and human rights. © UNFPA Nicaragua/Joaquín Zuñiga
ESTELI, Nicaragua – At only 19, Michelle Zeledón, from the north of Nicaragua, has been through a lot. She watched her father beat her mother, and endured years of his verbal abuse. “One time, during the Holy Week, my... Read more
4 December 2017
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"I probably would be dead by now were it not for their intervention," Ms. Asinde said of the staff at the Kakuma Support Centre. © UNFPA Kenya/Douglas Waudo
KAKUMA, Kenya – Dalia Asinde was married 16 years ago in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She was 22 and in love, she said. But her husband soon became violent – and relentless. She lost count of the beatings,... Read more
1 December 2017
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Cojine* a subi des années de violence conjugale en Irak. © UNFPA Irak
ERBIL, Irak – « Dans la vie, il y a beaucoup de coups durs, mais ce qui compte, c’est de se relever », déclare Cojine*, 33 ans. Elle sait de quoi elle parle : elle a subi des années de violence conjugale. Cela a... Read more
22 November 2017
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La famille de Tatiana en Ukraine a été déchirée par les abus de son mari. Il est parti maintenant, mais elle et ses six enfants essaient encore de se reconstruire dans cette petite maison. "Les enfants - je vis pour eux", a déclaré Tatiana. © UNFPA Ukraine / Maks Levin
UNITED NATIONS, New York – « Voici ce qui reste de mes dents après avoir été battue par mon mari », a témoigné Ameera* depuis un refuge pour femmes dans le nord-ouest du Yémen. Ameera nous a montré trois éclats de dents... Read more
2 November 2017
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Anya Shevko with her daughter Nastya. The family struggled to obtain wheelchair-accessible reproductive health services. Photographed by Denis Zelenko for Imena  Magazine
MOZYR, Belarus – When Anya Shevko, 29, became pregnant, she had to weigh herself at a recycling centre because the local maternity clinic did not have suitable scales. Even visiting the clinic was difficult because Anya... Read more
27 October 2017
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Un programme réunit les hommes pour s’attaquer aux violences basées sur le genre et les inégalités qui les sous-tendent. © UNFPA Azerbaïdjan
IMISHLI, Azerbaijan –Ces dernières semaines le monde a été témoin d’affaires de violences basées sur le genre très médiatisées et impliquant des personnalités haut placées. Des millions de femmes ont exigé que ce type d... Read more

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