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Mongolian women get help to escape violence even amid pandemic

When Dulam* first sought help from a one-stop service centre in northern Mongolia, she was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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After years of conflict, Yemen remains the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, a UNFPA 2021 appeal shows

A new Humanitarian Action Overview report released by UNFPA names Yemen as the country where the needs of women and girls in humanitarian emergencies are greatest.

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Pandemic, stigma threaten to leave persons with disabilities behind, consultations show

As the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelms health systems, shutters businesses and triggers a spike in gender-based violence, persons with disabilities face particularly acute challenges.

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Young women face greatest threat from intimate partner violence, new UNFPA data dashboard shows

A new data dashboard released by UNFPA yesterday shows that young women face the greatest risk of intimate partner violence. Yet partner violence is rampant around the world, and older women are not immune, the new tool…

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Groups already vulnerable to HIV face increased risks during COVID-19 pandemic

Marginalized groups with high vulnerability to HIV infection – commonly known as “key populations” – face significantly increased risks during the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say.

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Ethiopian refugees in Sudan in dire need of protection, reproductive health care

"We travelled for four nights on foot across the bush," one refugee told UNFPA.

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In Egypt, family planning unit works to ensure continuity of services amid pandemic

This year, Nashwa Mohamed has adopted a new ritual at work: She sits at her desk, looks at her notebook, picks up her phone and calls women who have stopped receiving contraceptives due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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For one breast cancer survivor in Gaza Strip, a journey of hardship and hope

“I always encourage the women I know to do a self-examination and regular screenings,” Intisar, 55, told UNFPA. She is a breast cancer survivor from Deir al-Balah in the Gaza Strip, and her outspokenness about the topic…

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Ukraine steadfast in tackling gender-based violence, despite pandemic-related increases

"When you get used to this type of behaviour, it can have really dangerous consequences,” police say.

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