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Pregnant women struggle to find support, stability after displacement from Tigray Region in Ethiopia

“When you think about your future, you never plan to be uprooted from the comfort of your home," Hiwot* told UNFPA.

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Reformed cutters protect the next generation from female genital mutilation in Kenya

More than 10,000 girls over 30 years. That’s how many girls three women here cut in female genital mutilation (FGM) rituals – almost one girl a day, every day, spanning three decades.

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As global cases of COVID-19 hit grim milestones and exacerbate other crises, UNFPA strengthens resolve to save lives

On January 27, the number of coronavirus cases reached a staggering 100 million worldwide. Earlier, on January 15, deaths attributed to the virus numbered two million. Those aren’t the only figures heading in the wrong…

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Child marriage, female genital mutilation urgent priorities as pandemic threatens progress

Tens of millions of girls are watching their girlhoods end, not with storybook romance but with harmful rites of passage such as child marriage and female genital mutilation.

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The diplomatic community lends a hand to help women’s shelters in Bosnia and Herzegovina

As in many parts of the world, the eight women’s shelters across the country saw rising numbers of survivors of violence seeking refuge during the pandemic.

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2020 Year in Review: Top 5 stories affecting women and girls

It comes as no surprise that Merriam-Webster declared “pandemic” the word of the year. The biggest stories all stemmed from one story: COVID-19, a disease that affected the respiratory system, was transmitted by breath…

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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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