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13 July 2017
Dispatch
Members of the Inter-religious Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina
SARAJEVO — For many of the uncounted survivors of sexual violence during the 1992–1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the trauma they suffered is compounded to this day by the stigma they still face... Read more
11 July 2017
Statement
ISTANBUL — Today, on World Population Day, UNFPA’s Procurement Services Branch (PSB) and UNFPA’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (EECARO) announce the launch of the UNFPA Procurement... Read more
11 July 2017
Dispatch
Dr. Tamar Khomasuridze, UNFPA Regional Sexual and Reproductive Health Adviser
On World Population Day, Dr. Tamar Khomasuridze, UNFPA Regional Sexual and Reproductive Health Adviser, speaks about the reasons the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region is lagging behind in terms... Read more
5 July 2017
Dispatch
Father's Day cooking class at the Culinarium Cooking School in Tbilisi
TBILISI, Georgia/KYIV, Ukraine — “I was only 17 years old when my daughter Anastasia was born. I knew I was too young to be a father, so I was very nervous, but also twice as motivated to do... Read more
20 June 2017
Dispatch
ŞANLIURFA/ANKARA, Turkey — Muna*, a 20-year-old newly married refugee from Syria, was pregnant for a third time when she sought medical counselling at the Şanlıurfa Women and Girls Safe Space in... Read more
9 June 2017
Dispatch
UNFPA mobile team member talks to a young woman in Ukraine
IZIUM, Ukraine – Things started to fall apart for Mariana* when she was forced to flee fighting in the Donetsk region in 2016. She and her father camped on the doorsteps of social services centres... Read more
6 June 2017
Dispatch
Health workers in Serbia
SID, Serbia – Aliah*, a 28-year-old woman from Afghanistan, took an unusually brave step in April: She spoke with candour about her sexual and reproductive health needs at a workshop in Sid, a town... Read more
5 June 2017
Statement
UNITED NATIONS— With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home last night.  He was... Read more
2 May 2017
Dispatch
Syrian midwife Shatha Al Mostafa
GAZIANTEP, Turkey – Midwife Shatha Al Mostafa started her career at the most difficult time possible – amid the escalating violence, insecurity and human rights abuses in her home country, Syria.... Read more
24 April 2017
Dispatch
Recent studies in the region have identified increasing youth challenges. These include low levels of employment and enterprise development, which have strong links to migration trends; inadequate... Read more

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