News on Human rights

2 December 2011
News
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
22 December 2011
News
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Young leaders from 38 African countries have pledged to act as role models for their fellow youths by “protecting ourselves, our partners and families from HIV, sexually transmitted infections,... Read more
16 December 2011
In the News
NEW YORK -- Tonight from 10:00 to 11:00 pm Eastern time, ABC television network will broadcast a special global health programme on its "20/20" series with Diane Sawyer called "Making Life: A Risky Proposition," focused... Read more
1 February 2012
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The next three years are critical for the global development agenda, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin declared today at the UNFPA Executive Board's first formal session of the... Read more
17 October 2011
In the News
SARE HAROUNA, Senegal — When Aissatou Kande was a little girl, her family followed a tradition considered essential to her suitability to marry. Her clitoris was sliced off with nothing to dull the pain. But on her... Read more
11 November 2011
In the News
NAIROBI — Deteriorating security, a culture of impunity and an increase in attacks on internally displaced people in the central Somali town of Galkayo, Mudug region, have resulted in a sharp increase in rape cases,... Read more
5 October 2011
News
HANOI—Joint international and national actions to end prenatal sex selection and discrimination against women should remain a priority for all, Nobuko Horibe, the Director of UNFPA’s Asia and Pacific Regional Office,... Read more
25 October 2011
News
NEW YORK — In October 2000, the UN Security Council passed its landmark Resolution 1325 as the first international agreement to specifically recognize the impact of armed conflict on women and their role as builders of... Read more
5 August 2011
News
Tweet DADAAB, Kenya — "It is distressing to hear the stories of women with small children who had to walk for over 25 days to get to the refugee camp," said UNFPA Regional Director for Africa Bunmi Makinwa, who was... Read more
17 August 2011
News
Mobilizing Psychosocial Support within Libya and for Refugees from the Conflict
TRIPOLI, Libya — As conflict in Libya still rages, responding to humanitarian needs within the country and at the borders with Tunisia and Egypt continue to be a challenge. UNFPA’s country offices in the region have... Read more

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