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19 August 2018

Urgent Efforts Needed to Protect Women and Girls in Crises

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day 2018 Women and girls uprooted by war or disaster are at heightened risk of rape, exploitation and abuse. Yet reaching a refugee camp or other places where humanitarian services are available does not necessarily eliminate these risks. A poorly lit

11 July 2018

Family planning is a human right: a message for World Population Day

Statement by Laila Baker, UNFPA Jordan Representative   Fifty years ago, the world declared that “parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and the spacing of their children,” at the United Nations International Conference on Human Rights in Tehran, on 13 May 1968.   Family planning is not

23 May 2018

Leaving no one behind: Let us commit to ending fistula now!

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2018 Pregnancy and childbirth should be among the happiest of occasions in a woman’s life. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many of the world’s poorest and most marginalized women. Obstetric fistula, a

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