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8 February 2022
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Police training in Georgia improves response to violence against women

When they interviewed her, the 17-year-old girl was sitting in an armchair, not making eye contact with anyone, recalled Detective Gvantsa Gogava, who investigates domestic violence against juveniles... Read more

7 February 2022
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Azerbaijan: when families choose boys

BAKU, Azerbaijan — Son preference is not a myth: in many countries, parents will go to great lengths to make sure they have at least one son. Yet this comes at a significant cost – to families,... Read more

1 February 2022

UNFPA assists pregnant women fleeing Batken conflict in Kyrgyzstan

“I was afraid and panicked when our houses were attacked,” said Ainura, a pregnant woman from Batken, a region in south-west Kyrgyzstan. Following violent clashes between Kyrgyz and Tajik armed... Read more

28 January 2022
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Providing support for day-to-day tasks most effective in reducing loneliness in older people, new UNFPA study finds

ISTANBUL/LONDON, 28 January 2022 – Providing tangible support to older people for carrying out day-to-day tasks like grocery shopping is essential for addressing loneliness, according to a new survey... Read more

23 December 2021

Newly formed regional alliance charts way forward for ending cervical cancer in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Istanbul - The first meeting of a new regional forum on cervical cancer prevention in Eastern Europe and Central Asia was held online on 14 December. “This forum is an important opportunity for... Read more

13 December 2021

New partnership between UNFPA and Roche Diagnostics to prevent cervical cancer

Istanbul, November 2021 - UNFPA’s Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia and Roche Diagnostics Turkey, Central Asia and Caucasian Countries Management Center are joining forces to... Read more

3 December 2021

Reclaiming bodily autonomy for persons with disabilities in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN Kazakhstan – “All women, regardless of disability, have the right to decide whether to have a child, how many children to have, and how often,” said Lyazzat Kaltayeva, Chairperson of the... Read more

2 December 2021

Decade of Demographic Resilience to galvanize action for countries to thrive amid population shifts

SOFIA, 2 December 2021 – A Decade of Demographic Resilience was launched today at the Ministerial Conference on “Shaping Europe’s Demographic Future”, organized by the Government of Bulgaria and... Read more

1 December 2021

Countries can thrive amid demographic change, speakers affirm at opening of Ministerial Conference

SOFIA, 1 December 2021 – With the right policies in place, countries in Europe can thrive even amid demographic changes that are widely perceived as adverse, speakers stressed today at the opening of... Read more

26 November 2021

Demographic change is not a crisis. It’s an opportunity.

Europe is in the middle of a demographic transition with far-reaching consequences. People have fewer children and live longer and healthier lives. Many are on the move in search of better... Read more