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A look back at the 2010s: A decade of voices and choices

These four changes have helped define the last 10 years as a decade of growing voices and choices for women and girls

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How to do no harm: Resources to help journalists avoid re-traumatizing survivors of sexual violence

Journalists must shine a light on gender-based violence in order to help authorities take action. Yet reporting on gender-based violence also comes with serious risks to survivors.

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As fighting rages in north-eastern Syria, UNFPA and partners rush to meet the needs of women

The toll on civilians and health systems continue to mount.

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Women and girls’ pathway to a life free from violence in Lao People's Democratic Republic

La* spends her days providing support to survivors of violence and human trafficking. Then at night, she goes home to an abusive husband. 

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Young voices demand to be heard: Celebrating young activists on Human Rights Day

Memory Banda, 23, knows how to change the world: by refusing to stay silent. 

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In Mauritania, imams take to radio waves to say child marriage is against Islam

The imams want to become agents of change by raising awareness of the dangers of this and other harmful practices against women and girls.

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“We have sexual desires, too”: Young women with disabilities demand access to information and services

Young women with disabilities want to change the perception that they don't  need information on sexual and reproductive health.

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“If you love me, know my status”: Safeguard Young People helps young people cast off HIV stigma

The stigma attached to HIV can derail the health and safety of young people living with the virus

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Sex workers face high HIV risks – and high barriers to care

As a transgender sex worker, Lila Milic has endured more than her share of mistreatment. Yet she does not feel safe seeking care and protection in the one place that should be a safe haven for all – the health facility.

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