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22 November 2017
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – “That’s what’s left of my teeth after my husband beat me,” Ameera* said at a women’s shelter in south-western Yemen. She held out three white shards, which she keeps as... Read more
20 November 2017
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Youth peer educator Marjo Rabiaj
BALLSH, Albania – It’s not always easy talking to young people about sexual and reproductive health in the classroom. “Whenever a question about our bodies was raised in biology class, there was... Read more
17 October 2017
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TBILISI, Georgia — Like many other girls from rural villages in Georgia, Elene* didn’t learn much about her reproductive health as an adolescent. The only topic her mother discussed with her was... Read more
17 October 2017
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Anya Shevko with her daughter, Nastya
MOZYR, Belarus — When Anya Shevko, 29, became pregnant, she had to weigh herself at a purchasing centre for recyclable materials because the maternity clinic in her city did not have suitable scales... Read more
17 October 2017
Press Release
Unchecked inequality, failure to protect the rights of poorest women could threaten unrest, undermine peace and world’s development goals, new UNFPA report warns Only about half of the world’s women... Read more
10 October 2017
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Bahrinesti resident Tatiana Chiveri, age 72
BAHRINESTI, Moldova — “My greatest wish is to be healthy and see my children who live in Russia. I know that I have to be socially active for this,” says Tatiana Chiveri, age 72. She and other older... Read more
6 October 2017
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CHISINAU, Republic of Moldova – “My biggest dream is to be healthy, to have a successful career and to have a family,” said Alexandrina, a 16-year-old girl from Helesteni, Nisporeni. These dreams are... Read more
5 October 2017
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MINSK, Belarus — Efforts are underway to strengthen parental leave policies, protect the rights of older persons and institute other evidence-based population policies in Belarus thanks to... Read more
4 October 2017
Statement
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 October 2017 — Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds the... Read more
3 October 2017
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TBILISI, Georgia — The institutionalization of sexual and reproductive health in national action plans and in medical and post-graduate curricula in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region has... Read more

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