News on Gender equality

13 April 2021
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KABUL, Afghanistan – When Nabila, 23, fell in love with the young man next door, their romance was destined to be complicated. Nabila’s hand in marriage was already promised to her cousin, a common practice in their... Read more
14 April 2021
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, according to data from 57 countries, UNFPA’s flagship report announced today. The 2021 State of World Population report, titled My... Read more
24 March 2021
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DAMAZIN, Sudan – Farina*, 50, in Sudan’s Blue Nile State, cannot remember how long ago she developed an obstetric fistula, a devastating childbirth injury that causes chronic incontinence, infections and, often,... Read more
19 March 2021
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – “When I was 15, I was to be forcibly married off to a guy I had never met,” Rachana Sunar told a rapt audience during a virtual panel discussion held as part of the 65th session of the United... Read more
15 March 2021
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DAMASCUS, Syria – This week, Syria marks a grim anniversary: 10 years since the start of the country’s grinding conflict. Today, one decade into the catastrophe, about half the country’s entire population has been... Read more
22 February 2021
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AL BAB, Northwest Syria – Bana, 12, was able to escape her hometown, the city of Aleppo, before the Syrian conflict engulfed her neighbourhood. It was the first of two times she and her family would have to flee... Read more
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

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