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10 December 2020
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Bold grassroots campaign, Fight Like a Girl, teaches self-defense to women and girls in Ukraine, with support from the European Union

Fight Like a Girl is a new online space free from stereotypes that equips young women and girls with useful tips on legal and sexual security and physical self-defense against gender-based violence... Read more

10 December 2020
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Standing up for human rights more important than ever

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Human Rights Day 10 December 2020 Realizing human rights, equal and inalienable for every person, is the most just and meaningful goal of... Read more

3 December 2020
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The health systems we build back after COVID-19 must reach everyone

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3 December 2020 More than a billion people: that’s how many live with a disability today... Read more

3 December 2020
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Ensuring access to lifesaving information and services for persons with disabilities during COVID-19

ALMATY, Kazakhstan — Face masks are globally recognized as a crucial tool for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, but for some people, they can also be a barrier to accessing critical information about... Read more

1 December 2020
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COVID-19 Threatens to Exacerbate Inequalities Faced by Many Living with HIV

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On World AIDS Day, 1 December 2020 On World AIDS Day, as we unite in support of people living with and affected by HIV, let us remember all... Read more

30 November 2020
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Groups already vulnerable to HIV face increased risks during COVID-19 pandemic

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Marginalized groups with high vulnerability to HIV infection – commonly known as “key populations” – face significantly increased risks during the COVID-19 pandemic,... Read more

30 November 2020
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Helping the most vulnerable survive the double pandemic of HIV and COVID-19 in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

ISTANBUL, Turkey — “They gave me your address and said that maybe you can help me. I’m stuck in New York and cannot get my antiretroviral therapy.” When Aina*, a woman from Central Asia who is living... Read more

25 November 2020
Statement

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
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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
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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

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