News on Gender equality

2 July 2021
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UNITED NATIONS, New York/PARIS, France – “Our clarion call is this: There can be no gender equality without bodily autonomy and sexual and reproductive health and rights, and no bodily autonomy and sexual and... Read more
9 June 2021
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BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of the Congo – Lisa* was orphaned as a child and raised by her sister and brother-in-law. Growing up in Bukavu, a small town in South Kivu, the threats of violence conflict and widespread... Read more
28 May 2021
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UNITED NATIONS, Cairo – “I felt ashamed of my body. I did not know how to clean it or how to take care of it. I did not understand the purpose of my menstrual cycle because I did not receive any sexual health... Read more
28 May 2021
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UNITED NATIONS, Panama City – The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life for people around the globe, including the way people experience and perceive menstruation. Latin America and the Caribbean region has been no... Read more
27 May 2021
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Tigray, Ethiopia – “I was running from place to place without food or shelter. I was in fear all the time... There was no safe place for me until I got to the safe house,” 22-year-old Selam* recounted to UNFPA. Selam... Read more
20 May 2021
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania –  It was 3 o’clock on a Friday afternoon when Grace,* a counsellor at the National Child Helpline in Tanzania, received a call from a concerned teacher in Msalala, Shinyanga Region. One of the... Read more
19 May 2021
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BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of the Congo – “We waited for hours in the distribution point until they eventually told us to go home. Hungry and empty-handed, I walked with three other women and two little girls. It was... Read more
18 May 2021
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Kandhamal District, Odisha, India – As India grapples with a deadly surge in COVID-19 cases, registering thousands of deaths a day, front-line workers are labouring around the clock to save as many lives as possible.... Read more
26 April 2021
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HERAT, Afghanistan – Sahar*, 22, and Abdul Baseer*, 28, in Guzara District of Afghanistan’s Herat Province, did not choose to marry one another. Instead, the decision was made by their parents, as is typical in much of... Read more
21 April 2021
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Researchers, advocates and leaders convened last week ahead of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development to explore the continuing severe toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on... Read more

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