News on Female genital mutilation

20 February 2011
In the News
AFAR, Ethiopia — An official declaration marking the abandonment of female genital cutting was issued recently in the Amibara and the Awash-Fentale districts of Ethiopia’s Afar Region. The effort to abandon cutting... Read more
5 March 2010
UNITED NATIONS, New York — People are critical agents of change in all cultures, who must be engaged to promote the rights of women and protect them from violence, said Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of UNFPA,... Read more
15 October 2009
DAKAR, Senegal – Nearly 35 participants from UNFPA country offices in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Arab States, Asia and Europe, along with partners from governments and the civil society, met here this... Read more
2 November 2009
NEW YORK — The definitive story behind the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and how it has changed the world over the course of the last 15 years is detailed in the newly released book... Read more
11 February 2002
Imams in Senegal's Tambacounda and Kolda regions have expressed support for the work of the United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA), especially for its $11.5 million country programme for 2002-06, which includes $8... Read more
11 September 2009
NAIROBI, Kenya — Though political instability, violence and chaos surround them, surgeons and backup teams dedicated to ending the misery of obstetric fistula continue their work in Somalia. The gratitude of their... Read more
23 September 2004
Betty Cheboi sits uneasily on a small wooden bench in her ramshackle shop perched on the edge of a jagged ravine in the remote hill community of Kapchorwa, near Mt. Elgon in western Uganda. A tiny woman, Betty is... Read more
24 June 2009
GABU, Guinea-Bissau — A year ago, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Catarina Furtado laid the first brick for the construction of a maternity surgical unit in this dusty town in eastern Guinea-Bissau. This month, she attended... Read more
5 May 2009
NEW YORK — Fifteen years after a conference in Cairo captured the world’s attention, some of its key leaders had a conversation about what it all meant, to UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and to the world,... Read more
11 October 2005
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Bintu Mansary’s father was shot and killed as she and her family tried to escape the rebel attack on her village during the brutal Sierra Leonean civil war. “I had to keep running,” says Bintu,... Read more