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1 December 2020
Statement

COVID-19 Threatens to Exacerbate Inequalities Faced by Many Living with HIV

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On World AIDS Day, 1 December 2020 On World AIDS Day, as we unite in support of people living with and affected by HIV, let us remember all... Read more

30 November 2020
News

Groups already vulnerable to HIV face increased risks during COVID-19 pandemic

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Marginalized groups with high vulnerability to HIV infection – commonly known as “key populations” – face significantly increased risks during the COVID-19 pandemic,... Read more

30 November 2020
News

Helping the most vulnerable survive the double pandemic of HIV and COVID-19 in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

ISTANBUL, Turkey — “They gave me your address and said that maybe you can help me. I’m stuck in New York and cannot get my antiretroviral therapy.” When Aina*, a woman from Central Asia who is living... Read more

25 November 2020
Statement

Stand up and say ‘enough’ to violence

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day to End Violence against Women 25 November 2020 Enough! That’s what we say, today and every day, to all forms of... Read more

24 November 2020
News
Woman helping child study, both wearing face masks

Employed women in Serbia more likely to have lost jobs than men during the coronavirus pandemic, new study reveals

BELGRADE, Serbia – Though the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown and social-distancing measures are creating unprecedented challenges for everyone, women in Serbia are paying a heavier price... Read more

20 November 2020
News

UNFPA Demographic Resilience event puts spotlight on new types of government responses to population challenges

ISTANBUL – As countries across Eastern Europe and Central Asia struggle with the effects of demographic change, a growing consensus on how best to address these challenges was on display at a virtual... Read more

16 November 2020
News

A premiere in Moldova – eight Fathers’ Clubs to be established in Straseni and Falesti, with the assistance of the European Union

Eight pilot clubs dedicated to supporting men and the equal sharing of household and family responsibilities are to be established in the districts of Straseni and Falesti in the next two years under... Read more

16 November 2020
News

New Book ‘Luna & the Planet of Fireflies’ Published in the Framework of the MenCare Campaign

Luna and the Planet of Fireflies, written by Dato Gorgiladze and illustrated by Tatia Nadareishili, is a story created for children and their parents. The book tells the story of an ordinary family... Read more

12 November 2020
News

Ukraine steadfast in tackling gender-based violence, despite pandemic-related increases

KYIV, Ukraine – “Sometimes we receive telephone calls where a woman asks for help for her neighbour. She says, ‘My neighbour is suffering, what do you advise?’ And I can hear her voice is trembling,... Read more

3 November 2020
News

Mobile clinics treat reproductive cancers in villages along Ukraine's contact line

POPASNA, Ukraine – “I just hope it’s not cancer,” Valentina, 71, recalled thinking when she visited a mobile clinic in Ukraine last year. She had been suffering intense pain in her pelvic area for a... Read more

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