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12 August 2021
In Moldova, young people like Marina Andronache, 16, met to discuss the gender stereotypes they have faced. Photo: UNFPA Moldova.

Giving young people the tools to overcome stereotypes

“When I was little, a Georgian language teacher told me math was not for girls,” said Sesili, a 16-year-old girl in western Georgia. “I wanted to do math and play sports, and my mother supported that... Read more

11 August 2021

UNFPA and SAS partner to work on preventing gender-based violence with the power of AI

ISTANBUL - SAS and UNFPA’s Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia are joining forces to work on preventing gender based violence, one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the... Read more

2 August 2021
A chef uses two breast pumps in the back of a kitchen while video chatting on her cell phone

7 ways to help breastfeeding women at work

Making the workplace more family-friendly brings benefits not only to mother and child, but to society and to your business too. Helping mothers return to work after maternity leave enables you to... Read more

27 July 2021
Colorful card reading "Cringe + Gender = Gringe"

Viral videos smash gender stereotypes in Ukraine

A video campaign to fight gender stereotypes went viral in Ukraine, reaching almost 6 million young people on the popular video-sharing service TikTok, among other platforms. The No More Gringe... Read more

11 July 2021
A graphic with the words It's About People, Not Numbers

Birth rates dipped further when COVID-19 hit. But it’s time to stop worrying about numbers

The focus on birth rates misses the point, writes Alanna Armitage on today’s World Population Day. What matters is building countries where people want to stay, live and have families. The COVID-19... Read more

11 July 2021

Unplanned births could increase, Moldova study suggests

CHISINAU, Moldova – The number of unplanned births could increase in Moldova as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, new research suggests. The UNFPA-supported research— The Impact of COVID-19 on... Read more

5 July 2021
Man and a women, split screen, portraits

Young leaders tackle violence against women and gender inequality in Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan – At some point in her lifetime, one in every three women in Azerbaijan is subjected to domestic violence. Yet there are only two shelters for survivors of such abuse in the entire... Read more

30 June 2021
Painting of a woman holding her hand in front of her with a gold background by Hulya Ozdemir

Bodily autonomy is a human right

At the Generation Equality Forum in Paris this week, we champion bodily autonomy for all women, everywhere. By Alanna Armitage In April this year, Aizada Kanatbekova, a young woman of 27 years, was... Read more

25 June 2021

Regional seminar on migration statistics

A regional seminar on migration statistics for members of the Commonwealth of Independent States for (CIS) countries was held online on 22 June 2021. Over 100 participants from the CIS region and... Read more

20 June 2021
Two women talking together. One with her back to the camera, the other wearing a mask.

Providing safe havens for female migrants and refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina

BIHAĆ, Bosnia and Herzegovina — Life was very hard, and dangerous, for Selam* and her family in their home country in Africa. “My father was killed when I was only 5 years old,” she says. “If you do... Read more