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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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Even amid pandemic, governments and advocates rally behind sexual and reproductive health and rights

Even as the global COVID-19 pandemic strains disrupts economies and strains health and social services, governments and partners are signalling that their commitment to the health and rights of women and girls is…

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Hondurans lose critical health services after Hurricane Eta tears through Central America

Women and girls in Honduras are at high risk in the aftermath of Hurricane Eta.

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Honduras television drama shines light on teen pregnancy, helps girls speak out

Karen, a 14-year-old teenager, lives with her family in a slum on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She is afraid to return home after school because she is afraid of her uncle, who has tried to sexually assault…

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