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Violence knows no borders: Leaders, activists take on horrors of gender-based violence

Leaders and youth advocates gathered in New York on Tuesday to discuss how to work together to end violence against women and girls, the most prevalent human rights violation in the world. The event, Violence Knows No…

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Une nouvelle génération de femmes dit: « Pas encore »

Kyae Nai a 23 ans, elle vit dans dans le nord-ouest du Myanmar, est mariée depuis deux ans et a un jeune enfant. « Je veux un autre enfant », dit-elle. « Mais pas encore.»

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The rise of a girl hero

In her home district in far-western Nepal, 19-year-old Sangita BK needs no introduction. She is well-known as an activist against child marriage. In the last three years, she has – on her own – stopped at least a dozen…

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In Indonesia, family support groups tackle roots of gender violence

JAYAPURA, Indonesia – “My daughter used to hide all sorts of things from me,” said Martina, 41, at a support group session in Jayapura, in the far-eastern Indonesian province of West Papua. “But here, we learn to talk…

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Courageous girls change attitudes about FGM in Ethiopia

Genet Girma, 31, was a trailblazer in her community. Fifteen years ago, she ran away from home when she learned that her mother planned to have her undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). As in many other communities…

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Sheltering teen mums: Emergency home offers crisis care in Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand – Mon* began dating her boyfriend when she was 14 years old. They met online.  A few months in, "he wanted to have sex," she recalled. "He did not use any protection. I was scared at first, but he said…

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Nouvelles du terrain : Ashley Judd relate les terribles épreuves auxquelles sont confrontés les réfugiés Rohingya

A la mi-février, Ashley Judd, Ambassadrice de bonne volonté de l’UNFPA, écrivaine et actrice engagée dans l’humanitaire, s’est rendue à Cox’s Bazar au Bangladesh pour y rencontrer des réfugiés Rohingya ayant échappé aux…

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Mayon volcano eruption displaces pregnant women and new mothers in Philippines

“I was washing clothes near my house when I heard the eruption from Mayon Volcano,” Jiassal Balatinsayo told UNFPA. Eight months pregnant and residing just over 6 km from the volcano erupting in the village of Santa…

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Escaping violence, refugee mothers in Angola find relief in safe childbirth

Towards the end of Yvonne Mboi’s pregnancy, she recalled, “I realized I was too big. I was afraid.” These concerns loomed large after her harrowing flight from conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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