News on Human rights

21 March 2013
News
NEW YORK  -- A new study by the Guttmacher Institute has confirmed that women’s ability to use contraceptives, and to determine whether and when to have children, enhances their education and employment chances. This,... Read more
8 May 2013
News
SUVA, Fiji — If alarming rates of violence against women are to be effectively addressed, the status of women needs to be elevated. UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin emphasized the fundamental, often... Read more
25 May 2013
News
Midwives from around the world came to Kuala Lumpur in May 2013 for the Second Global Midwifery Symposium. No one knows more about the challenge, and joys, of saving mothers’ lives than these healthcare workers on the... Read more
8 March 2013
News
Follow our social media coverage on Twitter & Facebook NEW YORK --- Throughout the first week of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, UNFPA highlighted numerous issues related to violence against women and... Read more
19 March 2013
News
KARAMEH CAMP, Syria --- Against a hill of olive trees, thousands of tents are clustered together in a patchwork of white and blue. But due to recent heavy rains, the whole area is swamped in mud. Some 4,500 internally... Read more
20 November 2012
In the News
When Babatunde Osotimehin last year became the head of UNFPA -- the international development agency promoting female rights -- the news didn't go down too well with many women working in the field. After his... Read more
30 November 2012
News
UNITED NATIONS -- The Third Committee of the General Assembly this week adopted a resolution calling for intensified global efforts to eliminate female genital mutilation and cutting. The resolution calls on the... Read more
28 November 2012
News
  New briefing note Men and boys are the main perpetrators of violence against women and girls in conflict situations. This being so, it is clear that any solution to the problem must engage men and boys. A recently... Read more
17 January 2013
News
Ethiopia's work with adolescent girls has garnered first prize in a Fund-wide contest to identify good practices related to adolescents and youth. Criteria included relevance (to UNFPA's strategic plan), innovation (in... Read more
3 October 2012
In the News
SUKUMALAND -- Nyamizi, a 73-year-old widow from Sukumaland, Tanzania, was returning home from work one night when she was attacked by a man with a machete. He chopped off her hand and slashed her head, knocking her... Read more

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