News on Gender-based violence

19 December 2013
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BANGUI, Central African Republic – As the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate in the Central African Republic (CAR), UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is providing emergency assistance for women and... Read more
13 June 2013
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More than 450,000 refugees have crossed the borders from Syria into Lebanon as of the end of April 2013, according to estimates by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. These refugees — almost 80 per cent of whom are... Read more
1 May 2013
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BANGUI, Central African Republic — Fierce fighting between rebel troops and Central African armed forces beginning in March has left widespread insecurity in the country. Cases of collective sexual violence and massive... Read more
27 September 2012
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UNITED NATIONS, New York — The 67th regular session of the UN General Assembly began last week against a backdrop of violence and tensions in the Arab World, and a damping down of some of the excitement and hope that... Read more
2 December 2011
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Milena left her husband seven years ago after enduring years of physical and emotional violence. She could not take the abuse any longer or the way the rest of her family ignored it and remained silent. Milena lives in... Read more
20 October 2011
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Domestic violence is known to be a serious problem in the South Pacific. But, partly because it has traditionally been considered a private matter, the prevalence, causes and consequences of domestic violence in the... Read more
24 June 2011
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HUNAN PROVINCE, China — A lively workshop session on gender equality started with brainstorming of commonly used Chinese idioms describing a good man. He should have a back like a tiger and a waist like a bear. He does... Read more
18 April 2011
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NIMBA COUNTY, Liberia --“I walked, walked, walked for our baby,” says Toinette, who is 17 years old and pregnant. She is among the 150,000 Ivoirians who fled to Liberia since the disputed presidential elections in Cote... Read more
20 October 2010
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SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina — Enisa grew up in Foca, a town in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, where she enjoyed carefree days as a child and young adult strolling by the Drina river. In the town, where people of... Read more
9 May 2001
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Violence against women is, unfortunately, widespread in many parts of the world. Because they lack power, women suffer discrimination from early childhood and are too often the victims of domestic violence. They are... Read more

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