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New Evidence Reveals High Rates of Violence against Women and Girls in the Asia and Pacific Region

<p>Results of a study by a joint UN programme that surveyed more than 10,000 men on their experiences of violence against women and girls in nine selected sites across six Asia Pacific countries are disturbing.…

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Accelerating Zero-tolerance towards Gender-based Violence through the AIDS Response

<p>NEW YORK -- Convened by UNAIDS and UN Women, and cosponsored by the Government of Ireland, the UN Development Programme and UNFPA consultation brought together key civil society activists, United Nations…

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Dimensions of Violence Against Women and Girls, and How to End It

NEW YORK-- Throughout the first week of the Commission on the Status of Women, UNFPA highlighted numerous issues related to violence against women and girls, the theme of this year’s session.

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Creating Opportunities for Young People in Botswana

UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin urged that young people be given space and opportunities to contribute to national development in Botswana.

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Calling for an End to the Many Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls

NEW YORK -- On day two of the Commission for the Status of Women, the halls of United Nations headquarters were filled with government officials, and representatives of the UN, civil society, media and the private…

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Domestic Violence in Georgia: Breaking the Silence

TBILISI, Georgia – Ia B. is a fit, elegant woman with bright hazelnut eyes, fashionable clothes and a vibrant personality that shines through her dazzling smile

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New UN Envoy for Youth and Executive Director Discuss Priorities for Young People

NEW YORK— Just after his first week in office, Ahmad Alhendawi, newly appointed United Nations Envoy for Youth, met with UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin to discuss shared priorities around young people…

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Interview with Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA

In a UN News Centre interview, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, spoke on his vision and priorities for the agency as well what has been accomplished since his appointment began in January 2011.

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Interview with Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA

<p>In a UN News Centre interview, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, spoke on his vision and priorities for the agency as well what has been accomplished since his appointment began in January…

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