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30 June 2021
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Today, world leaders gathered in Paris to issue a rallying cry for women's rights. “In Beijing 26 years ago, the world made promises,” UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem said at the opening ceremony of the... Read more
29 June 2021
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Fatima Mujawash speaks about the struggles of displacement amid the pandemic – and finding new strength amid the hardship.
28 June 2021
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Necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes, and COVID-19 created needs of sweeping depth and breadth all over the globe. Many newly unemployed had to reinvent themselves to find an alternative stream of... Read more
24 June 2021
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Anne Wanjiru found out she had gotten her first period when a boarding school classmate told her she had stained her dress. No one had ever explained menstruation to her, so the then-14-year-old, who had a congenital... Read more
23 June 2021
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When the pandemic struck, around February 2020, tens of thousands of undocumented Afghans were deported, flooding the Gazargah Transit Centre. “Everybody was scared and the camp received thousands of deportees daily,”... Read more
22 June 2021
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“I was about seven years old when my mother organized a female genital mutilation ritual for me. The paradji [traditional birth attendant] used a piece of sharpened bamboo stick. I was screaming in severe pain, and I... Read more
18 June 2021
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Kawser and Mohammed met in a Rohingya camp here in 2018 after being forced to flee their homes in Myanmar. “She had seen me with my siblings and my mother, whereas I got to know her through my brother. I was too shy to... Read more
9 June 2021
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Gender-based violence, including domestic violence, conflict-related sexual violence, and harmful practices, are widespread in many parts of the country. UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem
8 June 2021
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”I have never been loved or respected by anyone in my life except a few early years by my mother,” said Shohan, a transgender woman living in Dhaka who left her family when she was 11. Her experience is not... Read more
3 June 2021
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Fabiola Ulloa, 23, gave birth under a bridge where she had taken shelter from a raging hurricane.

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