News on Youth leadership & participation

10 September 2020
News
Women in face masks carry UNFPA dignity kits.
BEIRUT, Lebanon – A month after the Beirut Port explosion, life remains uncertain for thousands of women and girls. Among the displaced are an estimated 84,000 women and girls of reproductive age. UNFPA is working with... Read more
25 August 2020
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Beirut residents receive support from a mobile medical unit run by Amel Association, with support from UNFPA.
BEIRUT, Lebanon – Weeks after a horrific explosion devastated the Lebanese capital, Beirut, views of smouldering wreckage are being steadily replaced by scenes of collective action. Community members and partner... Read more
13 August 2020
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Nelea Ungureanu goes for a socially distanced walk with Maria Roșca.
CHIȘINĂU, Moldova/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Maria Roșca has been alone for months. The 73-year-old widow hasn’t left home since the COVID-19 lockdown began. “I keep the TV and the radio on to feel like I’m not alone in... Read more
30 July 2020
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Margaret Thwala-Tembe wears a protective gown, hair covering and face mask as she holds a newborn baby.
MBABANE, Eswatini – Once a month, Nolwazi Myeni receives a message on her mobile phone notifying her that family planning services are available despite the pandemic-related lockdown. “I felt very encouraged to be... Read more
30 June 2020
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Illustration shows a woman with a rose over her mouth against a red background. There is a hand showing the words stop, danger, child, innocent and other terms.
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and communities. And without... Read more
25 June 2020
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Young people wearing protective gear pose in front of donated supplies for hygiene kits.
CAIRO, Egypt – “Every morning we meet with the intention of packing as many kits as we can, to be delivered to the health workers who are working hard to protect us,” 22-year-old Ammar told UNFPA. Ammar is a volunteer... Read more
22 June 2020
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Girls join hands, showing they are working together. They are wearing orange skirts with the UNFPA logo.
LILONGWE, Malawi – Isaac Zatha, the headmaster of Chapita Primary School in the Malawian district of Salima, spent years watching his girl students disappear from class when they were married off or became pregnant. “... Read more
12 May 2020
News
UNFPA is working with authorities in Pakistan to upgrade an app that provides emergency assistance to people at risk of violence, including women with disabilities. © UNFPA Pakistan
UNITED NATIONS, New York/FRANCISTOWN, Botswana, RAWALPINDI, Pakistan – Even under normal circumstances, persons with disabilities face discrimination, high rates of gender-based violence, and exclusion from services and... Read more
4 March 2020
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Young people in Myanmar face a variety of risk factors for depression and other mental health disorders, including exposure to conflict and humanitarian crisis. © UNFPA Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar – Globally, a person dies from suicide every 40 seconds, and it is estimated that for every death, 20 others have attempted to take their own lives. The vast majority of suicides take place in low- and... Read more
3 January 2020
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Survivors and advocates Nachaki, Rosillah and Eunice speak with advocate and psychotherapist Leyla Hussein at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25. (L-R) Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Pratt/Too Young to Wed.
NAIROBI, Kenya/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Monicah, 13, was astonished to learn that female genital mutilation (FGM) is not just an issue just within her community, in Kenya’s rural Samburu County. “I realized it we are... Read more

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