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25 November 2020

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

28 October 2020
Older woman learning to use a computer

Older people regularly visiting UNFPA-supported centres live healthier, longer lives, new study finds

SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina – A network of 17 Healthy Ageing Centres supported by UNFPA in Bosnia and Herzegovina is having a dramatic positive impact on the health and well-being of older... Read more

21 October 2020
Press Release

Expanding Choices project to promote family-friendly policies launches in Albania

TIRANA, Albania – The project “Expanding Choices: Gender-Responsive Family Policies for the Private Sector in the Western Balkans and Moldova” was launched today in Albania by the United Nations... Read more

20 October 2020

Trusting statistics to tell the story

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On World Statistics Day, 20 October 2020 A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being... Read more