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7 September 2021

Refugees with disabilities find hope in Turkey

ANKARA, TURKEY - Ryman, 43, from northern Syria, has been unable to walk ever since she was a small child. When the war in Syria started in 2011, life became even more difficult for her. In 2017—and... Read more

2 September 2021

Supporting male survivors of sexual violence among Syrian refugees in Turkey

“They told us that if we don't do what they want, they would rape us. I thought they would not do that, but they did,” said Amal. Amal is 31, married and has lived with his family in Turkey since... Read more

2 September 2021
Woman sitting on couch and smiling with a tablet in front of her

“There is nothing we cannot achieve as long as we have the right state of mind”

Populations are getting older across our region. This is, above all, a reason to celebrate: people live longer and healthier lives. There is a lot of potential in population ageing, for individuals... Read more

24 August 2021

Ageism webinar boosts media skills in Kazakhstan

A webinar for journalists in Kazakhstan on overcoming ageism in the media was held online on 26-27 July 2021. Over two dozen journalists from national print and digital media outlets, together with... Read more

23 August 2021

UNFPA boosts demographic capacity in Uzbekistan

A week-long summer school on "Demographic Opportunities: Assessment, Challenges and Prospects" brought together 25 national demographers of Uzbekistan and international experts on population and... Read more

19 August 2021

Moldova: A new demographic approach

Moldova has made a dramatic policy shift in the way it approaches demography: from viewing birth rates and migration through a security lens, it now puts people and their rights and choices first.... Read more

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