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Judges in Nicaragua learn to see the world through the eyes of vulnerable women

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 dad tried to kill my…

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Amid Marawi crisis, displaced young people empower their communities

Seventeen-year-old Abdul Nasser Berua stood before a group of teenagers, explaining how they can protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections such as HIV.

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Interrompre un mariage pour sauver une jeune fille : une application lutte contre le mariage d’enfants

Lorsque dans le village isolé de Darbhanga, dans l’état indien du Bihar, une jeune fille de 13 ans a surpris ses parents en train de planifier son mariage avec un garçon de 15 ans pour le lendemain, elle a eu peu d’…

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As Rohingya refugee crisis escalates, women emerge as front-line responders

The border between Bangladesh and Myanmar is the site of the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. Over 620,000 Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Rakhine State in Myanmar have arrived in Cox’s Bazar District in just…

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View from a camp in Myanmar – one family's story from before the recent crisis

More than 600,000 people, most of them Rohingya, have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh since August, representing a massive escalation in an already grave humanitarian crisis. Yet many people remain in Myanmar, living in…

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Running for her life: A journey of violence, displacement and healing

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, insults and torments…

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« Je me sentais comme une prisonnière » : violence conjugale en 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.

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In Paraguay, urging young people to end dating violence

At only 16 years old, Laura* has already experienced intimate partner violence. “For two years, I put up with verbal and even physical abuse,” she said, referring to an ex-boyfriend. “It’s one of the worst things I have…

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UNFPA scales up response after Iraq earthquake

In the aftermath of the powerful earthquake that struck the Iraq-Iran border on 12 November, UNFPA has scaled up its emergency response to meet the needs of women and girls.

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