News on Gender-based violence

26 June 2014
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DAMASCUS, Syria – As a new mother, Wardeh’s life should have been filled with hope and anticipation. But like many young women in war-ravaged Syria, her life has become a daily struggle. Wardeh,* 24, is one of an... Read more
25 June 2014
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Displaced women are escorted by peacekeepers as they collect firewood in Sudan, in 2010. The women say they fear being assaulted when they leave their homes. Photo credit: UN Photo/Albert González Farran
UNITED NATIONS, New York – UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, in his remarks to government and United Nations officials today, underlined the need for urgent and intensified efforts to end gender-based... Read more
10 June 2014
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Women who have endured gender-based violence receive counselling and other forms of support in a displacement camp in Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo credit: OCHA/Gemma Cortes
UNITED NATIONS, New York – In conflicts the world over, women’s bodies become battlegrounds and rape becomes a weapon of war. This week, government ministers and representatives from the United Nations and other... Read more
17 March 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Women often suffer the worst consequences of armed conflict. As targets of sexual violence, they endure unspeakable atrocities on the margins of the world’s battlefields. “Rape in war leaves... Read more
11 March 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women opened in New York, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the World Bank Group convened a high-level side event to focus... Read more
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

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