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18 January 2019

Don’t blame the clothes! Exhibition in Moldova fights stereotypes about sexual violence

CHIȘINĂU, Moldova — A school uniform. A pair of pyjamas. Work slacks and a blouse. These are just some of the clothes that women and girls in Moldova were wearing when they were sexually assaulted, abused or harassed. An exhibition of ten such outfits, accompanied by the stories of the survivors, aimed to combat stereotypes

3 January 2019

Wheels of change in Azerbaijan: cycling towards girls’ empowerment

MINGACHEVIR, Azerbaijan — For two long years, Gulnar, 14, was unable to continue her education. The distance between her home in rural Azerbaijan and the nearest school was just too far. But then her brother went away to do his military service, leaving behind his old bicycle. Gulnar spent three months trying to persuade her

10 December 2018

‘Let’s Talk!’ host Natalia Vodianova featured in Turkish Airlines’ Skylife magazine

ANTALYA, Turkey — Supermodel-philanthropist Natalia Vodianova, host of the first global “Let’s Talk!” event in Antalya, Turkey, was featured in the December 2018 issue of Turkish Airlines’ Skylife magazine. Vodianova spoke to the magazine about her partnership with UNFPA, which co-organized the event together with Elbi, the



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