News on Human rights

11 March 2015
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A doctor discusses family planning issues with women at the UNFPA-supported Mchinji Hospital in Malawi. © UNFPA/Pirilani Semu-Banda
UNITED NATIONS, New York – For 20 years, the international community has agreed that reproductive rights are critical to global development. Yet these rights remain tragically unfulfilled for millions of women and girls... Read more
18 November 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – “Never before have there been so many young people – never again is there likely to be such potential for economic and social progress,” Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA’s Executive Director,... Read more
22 September 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – “We cannot talk about sustainable development without addressing women’s empowerment, gender inequality, and discrimination and violence,” said UNFPA’s Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde... Read more
19 August 2014
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LVIV, Ukraine - Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. Many are women with children, like Ketevan, a young woman whose recent displacement from Artemivsk, a city... Read more
19 August 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – “I was looking for a fulfilling, out-of-the-ordinary task... a motivating career where I could reach society at large and offer my expertise," said Catherine Njeri Makumi. She has found... Read more
17 September 2014
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TUNIS/NEW YORK – Tunisia’s adoption of a constitution guaranteeing equal rights and protection from gender-based violence is a huge step forward for women and girls, says Meherzia Laabidi, the vice-president of the... Read more
7 August 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York - The evacuation warning came at 11 on the morning of Wednesday, 23 July, as the bombardment outside intensified. Huddled in their home in the El Shijaia neighbourhood of Gaza, Iman Fora and her... 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
28 April 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Hundreds of parliamentarians, dignitaries and policymakers from around the world gathered in Stockholm, Sweden, from 23 to 25 April to reaffirm their support for women’s and adolescents’ human... 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

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