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13 Dec 2018 description

Tackling obstetric fistula – which causes life-changing health problems for women – is a key feature of UNFPA Afghanistan’s work. UNFPA supported the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in establishing fistula centres in the provinces of Herat, Kabul and Nangarhar to provide services for obstetric fistula patients and help them get back to their normal lives.

12 Dec 2018 description

Foreword

West and Central Africa’s (WCA) population is predominantly young. More than 64% are under the age of 24. Young people are a tremendous resource for the region – but their potential will only be realized when the right investments in their education, health, skills and empowerment are made.

11 Dec 2018 description
  • 3,358 patients received at the clinic in the month of November.

  • 69 referrals to the hospitals in Jordan in the month of November.

  • 64% of secondary and tertiary referrals were for obstetrics & gynaecology.

11 Dec 2018 description

Luay Shabaneh*

On 10 December each year, human rights and development organizations celebrate international Human Rights Day. We release statements and organize events to reaffirm the importance of equality and social justice, and the centrality of basic human rights in any progress-seeking process. As we bid an eventful year farewell and gear up to the 70th anniversary of Human Rights Day, I wonder whether the calls we release for justice and dignity are starting to sound like cries from a top a mountain and into emptiness.

10 Dec 2018 description

Child marriage is rooted in gender inequality and in the low value accorded to girls, and is exacerbated by poverty, insecurity and conflict. It denies girls their rights and undermines numerous development priorities. Ending child marriage will require long-term, sustainable action across many different sectors. A robust legal and policy framework with commitment and financing for implementation to prevent child marriage and to support married girls should be the cornerstone of government efforts to address the practice.

09 Dec 2018 description
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Thursday 6 December 2018, Ramallah – To commemorate the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, the Representative Office of Canada to the Palestinian Authority and UN Women organized a 16 Days of Activism event in Ramallah today, inviting women survivors of violence, singer Bashar Murad, and hip hop group DAM, as part of the Haya: Eliminating Violence against Women joint programme launched in May this year.

09 Dec 2018 description
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Baghdad, Iraq, 9 December 2018 – The Government of Iraq and the United Nations in Iraq launched today a national strategy to combat violence against women, a significant step towards achieving women’s rights. This strategy provides an overall framework on which policy and decision makers will draw to take concrete actions aimed at preventing violence against women and girls and protecting survivors of violence. Endorsement by all stakeholders of this updated national strategy formalises the commitment of the Government of Iraq and the United Nations to take concrete action.

05 Dec 2018 description

INTRODUCTION

La commune de Lafia est l’une des cinq communes du cercle de Tombouctou, dans la région de Tombouctou. Elle est située au sud du chef-lieu de cercle, et elle est limitée à L’ouest par la commune de Dagha cercle de Diré, au sud par la commune de Haribomo à l’est par la commune de Séréré cercle de Gourma-Rharous et au nord par la commune de Bourem Inaly. A titre illustratif, les cinq communes qui composent le cercle de Tombouctou sont : Tombouctou, Bourem Inaly, Alafia, Ber et Lafia.

05 Dec 2018 description

INTRODUCTION

Le cercle de Bourem est une collectivité territoriale du Mali dans la région de Gao. Il compte 5 communes : Bamba, Bourem, Taboye, Tarkint et Téméra. Les communes concernées sont Bamba et Bourem qui est le chef-lieu de cercle. Les organisations qui interviennent dans la commune sont Action Contre la Faim, NRC, CRF/CRM, OXFAM, UAVES…etc.

03 Dec 2018 description

Statement on the situation in Bentiu, South Sudan

In the past 12 days, more than 150 women and girls have sought assistance after suffering sexual violence, including rape, near Bentiu in South Sudan. We echo the statement of the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for South Sudan condemning these abhorrent attacks.

03 Dec 2018 description

In June this year, leaders from the Executive branch of the Government and relevant line Ministries including State Governors, traditional and religious leaders, civil society organizations and the United Nations under the leadership of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, made a collective commitment and pledge to eliminate child marriage at the launch of the costed Strategic National Action Plan (2017-2030) to End Child Marriage in South Sudan.

30 Nov 2018 description

This resource, developed by the United Nations Population Fund and Women Enabled International, provides practical and concrete guidance on the provision of inclusive and accessible services related to gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for women and young persons with disabilities.

29 Nov 2018 description
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29 November 2018; Baghdad, Iraq - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Iraq condemns the cowardly attack on the office of the Directorate to Combat Violence against Women (DCVAW) in Sulaymaniyah on 29 November by four gunmen using heavy weaponry.

While no casualties were reported, this remains a concern for UNFPA as Women Support Offices should continue to be a haven where women can find refuge from violence and abuse.

28 Nov 2018 description

INTRODUCTION

Boni est le chef-lieu de la commune de Haïré dans le cercle de Douentza et la région de Mopti. Il se situe à 90km du chef-lieu du cercle sur la route nationale numéro seize (RN 16). Elle fait frontière au Sud par la commune de Dallah, au Nord par la commune de Hombori, à l’Est par la commune de Mondoro et le Burkina Faso et à l’ouest par la commune de Gandamia. Sa population est estimée à 29 741 habitants (RGPH 2009).