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17 May 2019
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Human rights are inherent to all human beings, and every person, without distinction, is entitled to a life free from violence, persecution, discrimination and stigma.
15 May 2019
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Shame, isolation and segregation are among the indignities faced by the hundreds of thousands of women and girls worldwide who suffer from obstetric fistula, an injury of the birth canal after prolonged and obstructed... Read more
5 May 2019
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Midwives are public health heroes, ensuring that a woman can have a healthy pregnancy, safe childbirth and essential care for her newborn – among the most basic human rights.
15 March 2019
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UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is deeply saddened and horrified by the senseless killing of worshipers at two mosques in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand.
11 March 2019
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United Nations, New York, 11 March 2019 —On behalf of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, I offer my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, which... Read more

8 March 2019
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem

Women and innovation: a blueprint for rights and choices 
 

Everywhere, new technologies and innovations are transforming the way... Read more

6 February 2019
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Mary Oloiparuni was 13 when she was mutilated. Restrained in a doorway early one morning in her home, she was cut, bled profusely and experienced agonizing pain. The scarring she endured then continues to cause her pain... Read more
10 December 2018
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Human Rights Day 2018
3 December 2018
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In the past 12 days, more than 150 women and girls have sought assistance after suffering sexual violence, including rape, near Bentiu in South Sudan. We echo the statement of the Secretary-General’s Special... Read more
3 December 2018
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More than 1 billion people live with a disability, and nearly 200 million are between the ages of 10 and 24. Yet young people with disabilities are often invisible in statistics, excluded from education and health... Read more

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