News on Human rights

20 Juillet 2017
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Un programme pilote tente de mettre fin au cycle de violences au Cambodge, où la moitié des femmes et un quart des hommes déclarent que battre sa femme est justifiable. © UNFPA Cambodia/Sophanara Pen
KAMPONG CHAM, Cambodge – Les femmes de la province cambodgienne de Kampong Cham connaissent bien la violence. Un sondage de 2014 a révélé que 33 pour cent d’entre elles avaient subi des violences depuis l’âge de 15 ans... Lire plus
20 Avril 2017
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Les filles du programme Safeguard Young People (sauvegarder les jeunes) au Malawi qui fournit des informations sur la santé sexuelle et reproductive, aident les jeunes à accéder aux services de santé et offrent une formation en leadership. © UNFPA Malawi / Hope Ngwira
NATIONS UNIES, New York – Une étude publiée dans le Lancet montre que l'amélioration de la santé physique, mentale et sexuelle des adolescents, à un coût d'environ 4,60 $ (dollars) par personne et par an, produirait 10... Lire plus
7 Juillet 2017
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Quand Mae Esparcia a repris le travail après avoir eu son enfant, elle a eu accès à la pilule contraceptive grâce au programme de planification familiale de son entreprise.
CAVITE, Philippines – Il y a sept mois, Mae Esparcia, 30 ans et salariée dans l’usine à vêtements d’Hamlin Industrial Corp. à Cavite aux Philippines, a donné naissance à son premier enfant, Maria Carmen. A la suite de... Lire plus
23 Mai 2017
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The staff at the Women's and Girls' Centre in Waing Maw, in Myanmar, are working with communities to stop gender-based violence. © UNFPA/Yenny Gamming
WAING MAW, Myanmar – “We should not have to live in fear of violence just because we are women,” Khaung Nan declared in Waing Maw, a town in Myanmar’s battle-worn Kachin State. Ms. Khaung Nan works at the Waing Maw... Lire plus
28 Avril 2017
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Rose Akongo, 26, was in labour by the time she arrived at the border post. © UNFPA Uganda/Evelyn Matsamura Kiapi
LAMWO, Uganda – Nine mothers stood in a single-file line, cuddling their newborn babies, in a refugee reception centre in northern Uganda. Visibly exhausted and anxious, each had a story to tell about being heavily... Lire plus
7 Avril 2017
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“The most difficult part of my job is the repeated cases, where the husband will not change his behaviour, where the wife is not able to leave, and where she is abused again and again,” says caseworker Lu Bu. © UNFPA/Yenny Gamming
WAING MAW, Myanmar – “Some women are very upset and are not able to immediately explain what has happened,” caseworker Daw Lu Bu explained in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden Kachin State, where she treats survivors of gender-... Lire plus
17 Mars 2017
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Shaimaa Ahmed Ali teaches members of her community about the harms of female genital mutilation (FGM). © UNFPA Egypt/Sima Diab
UNITED NATIONS, New York/ASSIUT, Egypt – “I will soon be the happy mother of a baby girl,” Shaimaa Ahmed Ali told UNFPA in Egypt last summer. “I will definitely not have her circumcised. My husband and I agree on that.... Lire plus
15 Mars 2017
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Son preference has led to skewed gender ratios in many Asian and Eastern European countries. The Dedalamazishvili family, in Georgia, participates in a documentary photography project raising awareness of the value of girls. © Dina Oganova for UNFPA Georgia
UNITED NATIONS, New York – “I’ve been a priest for 25 years. During this time, I’ve met a lot of families ready to terminate their pregnancy just because of expecting a girl,” said Giorgi Ugrekhelidze, a religious... Lire plus
6 Mars 2017
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For International Women's Day, UNFPA is celebrating four activists who are blazing a trail for women. Images from left to right courtesy of Tanzila Khan, Deli Barroso, the NGO Atina and Arthur Nazaryan/Delphin Films.
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Today, despite decades of activism and promises, women remain disadvantaged in almost every realm – from the workplace and home to the highest levels of business and government. Policies and... Lire plus
10 Février 2017
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Photographer Vincent Tremeau traveled to communities in Nepal and Iraq where girls face a heightened risk of child marriage. He asked what they want to be when they grow up. Punita, 14, wants to be a teacher. © Vincent Tremeau
UNITED NATIONS, New York/KAPILVASTU, Nepal/ERBIL, Iraq – “I’ve been married for five years – since I was 12 – but I haven’t gone to live with my husband yet,” said Rupali Kurmi, from Kapilvastu district, in Nepal. “That... Lire plus

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