News on Gender equality

8 December 2020
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BAMYAN, Afghanistan – “My life has been hard. I have suffered for a long time,” said Khadija, a woman from Bamyan in central Afghanistan. “My husband told me frequently, ‘You’re not able to give me a son’,” she recalled... Read more
2 December 2020
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – A new data dashboard launched by UNFPA today shows that young women face the greatest risk of intimate partner violence. Yet partner violence is rampant around the world, and older women are... Read more
1 December 2020
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Marginalized groups with high vulnerability to HIV infection – commonly known as “key populations” – face significantly increased risks during the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say. Last year,... Read more
17 November 2020
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DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip, Palestine – “I always encourage the women I know to do a self-examination and regular screenings,” Intisar, 55, told UNFPA. She is a breast cancer survivor from Deir al-Balah in the Gaza Strip... Read more
12 November 2020
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Even as the global COVID-19 pandemic disrupts economies and strains health and social services, governments and partners are signalling that their commitment to the health and rights of women... Read more
4 November 2020
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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Karen, a 14-year-old teenager, lives with her family in a slum on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She is afraid to return home after school because she is afraid of her uncle, who has... Read more
23 October 2020
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – On 24 October, the United Nations will celebrate its 75th anniversary. Known as UN Day, this anniversary is usually a moment to reflect on the accomplishments made possible through global... Read more
9 October 2020
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – On 11 October, organizations and activists around the world will mark the International Day of the Girl Child, shining a spotlight on the rights, needs,  vulnerabilities, contributions and... Read more
5 October 2020
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HERAT, Afghanistan – Mahgul* vividly remembers the day she was engaged to be married. “My mother helped me into my new pink dress. She accompanied me to a room where four or five women had gathered. Some of them called... Read more
2 October 2020
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Yesterday, leaders at the United Nations commemorated the 25th anniversary of the historic Fourth World Conference on Women, when more than 30,000 activists and advocates convened in China to... Read more

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