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28 January 2021
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UNFPA renews partnership with South-eastern Europe Health Network to accelerate progress on sexual and reproductive health

ISTANBUL/SKOPJE - UNFPA renewed the partnership agreement with the South-eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN) to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in South-Eastern Europe.  Under the... Read more

27 January 2021
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The diplomatic community lends a hand to help women’s shelters in Bosnia and Herzegovina

SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina – As in many parts of the world, the eight women’s shelters across the country saw rising numbers of survivors of violence seeking refuge during the pandemic. To... Read more

14 January 2021
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Change-makers in Serbia: 5 women with disabilities who are championing sexual and reproductive health

BELGRADE, Serbia — From getting a doctor’s exam to starting a family, things that many people take for granted can seem beyond reach for women and girls with disabilities. In Serbia, around 8 per... Read more

12 January 2021
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Looking beyond traditional gender roles to a world where childcare and household chores are shared equally

Of all the extraordinary challenges and transformations experienced worldwide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps the most disruptive – outside of the frontline health arena – have occurred... Read more

12 January 2021
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Ensuring access to sexual and reproductive health services during the COVID-19 pandemic in Tajikistan

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Like many people, young mother Madina Yuldosheva has been reluctant to visit her doctor during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I stopped going in for sexual and reproductive health... Read more

12 December 2020
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Let’s stop treating sexual and reproductive health care as anything less than essential

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Universal Health Coverage Day 12 December 2020 When universal health coverage became an agreed global goal just five years ago,... Read more

10 December 2020
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Standing up for human rights more important than ever

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Human Rights Day 10 December 2020 Realizing human rights, equal and inalienable for every person, is the most just and meaningful goal of... Read more

10 December 2020
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Bold grassroots campaign, Fight Like a Girl, teaches self-defense to women and girls in Ukraine, with support from the European Union

Fight Like a Girl is a new online space free from stereotypes that equips young women and girls with useful tips on legal and sexual security and physical self-defense against gender-based violence... Read more

3 December 2020
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The health systems we build back after COVID-19 must reach everyone

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3 December 2020 More than a billion people: that’s how many live with a disability today... Read more

3 December 2020
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Ensuring access to lifesaving information and services for persons with disabilities during COVID-19

ALMATY, Kazakhstan — Face masks are globally recognized as a crucial tool for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, but for some people, they can also be a barrier to accessing critical information about... Read more

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