News on Human rights

1 Décembre 2015
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine - Zhanna*, 36, is an HIV-positive mother of two in the conflict-affected Donetsk Region of Ukraine. She says she contracted HIV from her former partner, a man who beat and raped her. Her candour... Lire plus
25 Septembre 2018
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The world is home to 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10 and 24. Nearly 90 per cent live in developing countries.  Young people worldwide contend with poverty, discrimination, violence,... Lire plus
31 Juillet 2018
Me Me informe les adolescentes du camp sur les droits sanitaires et humains et les aide à comprendre leur propre potentiel. © UNFPA Myanmar
RAKHINE, Myanmar – Harlee Dar, 14 ans, ne va pas à l'école. Il n'y a pas de livres, de télévision ou de radio dans le petit abri de la famille, battu par la pluie dans la chaleur suffocante de cette saison des moussons... Lire plus
13 Septembre 2018
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
26 Juillet 2018
Pregnant child brides need extra attention, says Huda, a UNFPA midwife in the Hayati Harrani women's and girl's safe space. “But our hands are tied because so few come for care.” © UNFPA Turkey/Usenabasi Esiet
SANLIURFA, Turkey – “Even today, we saw a 17 year old who is pregnant and already has a child,” said midwife Neval, sitting in the Devtesti Centre, a women’s and girls’ safe space in Sanliurfa, Turkey.  Some 475,000... Lire plus
23 Juillet 2018
«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
24 Juillet 2018
Girls attend a football programme run by UNFPA and the Special Olympics in Azerbaijan. The programme brings together girls living with disabilities and those without, to play sports and learn about their rights. © UNFPA Azerbaijan
ABSHERON, Azerbaijan – Fourteen-year-old Maryam stood, awe-struck, at the edge of an indoor football pitch in Absheron, Azerbaijan. “For me, seeing a real soccer pitch, a real goal net, and putting on a real soccer... Lire plus
7 Juin 2018
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
17 Mai 2018
Hannah Gumaro chose to receive a contraceptive implant at a UNFPA-supported family planning session. © UNFPA Philippines/Mario Villamor
ISABELA, Philippines – Joan Calamayan gathered with around 50 other young women at a bright green community centre in the Philippine village of Kalabaza. Many of the women had walked from far-flung villages to attend... Lire plus
11 Mai 2018
Des femmes s'informent sur la planification familiale dans une clinique en Tunisie en 1987. Le droit de planifier sa famille a changé la donne pour les femmes. © Photo ONU / John Isaac
NATIONS UNIES, New York - Il y a cinquante ans, le 13 mai 1968, le monde a déclaré que la planification familiale était un droit fondamental. Tout au long de l'histoire de l'humanité, les efforts pour planifier, éviter... Lire plus