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18 June 2021
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Involved fathers mean happier families

“When I was growing up, my father would say, ‘I am the man in the house and as I say, so be it.’” Dumitru Dunas, a young father from Moldova, speaks gravely about his traditional upbringing. “He... Read more

15 June 2021

5 ways you can prevent elder abuse

Some physical scars of abuse may heal over time, but the mental scars can be longer-lasting, difficult to spot. Elder abuse can be fatal. Abuse causes mental health to suffer, impacts on families and... Read more

31 May 2021

Gender stereotypes and unequal distribution of household and child care responsibilities have a major impact on women's and men's income throughout life

[Note: This article originally appeared on UNFPA Moldova's website. It is re-published here with their permission.]   The lack of a work-life balance, childcare and household responsibilities, which... Read more

31 May 2021

United Nations Population Fund is launching a new campaign to promote opportunities for fathers to engage more in child-rearing

[Note: This article originally appeared on UNFPA Moldova's website. It is re-published here with their permission.] On the eve of the International Day of Families, celebrated on 15 May every year,... Read more

28 May 2021
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‘What’s in my bag?’ Supermodel, philanthropist, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Natalia Vodianova unpacks a ‘dignity kit’ to raise awareness about women’s health

A $15 bag can make all the difference when crisis hits NEW YORK / PARIS – The Internet is awash in videos of celebrities sharing the contents of their luxury bags. Natalia Vodianova and UNFPA, the... Read more

17 May 2021

Supporting vulnerable migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina: ‘The greatest wish in my life was to be accepted – and finally I am’

SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina – As a young man living in his home country in the Middle East, the future looked bright for Hamr*, a talented and well-known performer of pop music who was also... Read more

15 May 2021

‘Fathers have an important role’: Promoting paternity leave in the Western Balkans and Moldova

ISTANBUL – When Blerim Bitri first heard about the opportunity to take paternity leave when his second child was born last year, he admits he was a little sceptical. “It seemed strange to me,” says... Read more

8 May 2021

In crisis after crisis, mothers around the world are asked to do the impossible

UNITED NATIONS, New York ‒ “We were all alone, all the time,” Tatuli Paghava, 31, told UNFPA in Georgia, explaining how the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified hardships for mothers.  “Everything got... Read more

5 May 2021

Midwives bring hope to new mothers amid the COVID-19 pandemic

ANKARA, Turkey – “I have only one child, but I feel like a mother to dozens of children,” says Umut. She is being modest. Over her nearly 30-year career as a midwife in Turkey, Umut – whose name... Read more

5 May 2021

Trust the evidence: invest in midwives

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Day of the Midwife 5 May 2021 Every day in every part of the world, midwives save the lives of women and babies and promote the... Read more