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She Rebuilt Her Life After Years Of Spousal Abuse

She Rebuilt Her Life After Years Of Spousal Abuse

Ana Maria*, 30, suffered psychological, emotional and physical abuse at the hands of her husband for years and still feels distressed when she sees herself in the mirror or a photo of herself. “My face has suffered a transformation so I don’t feel comfortable filming or taking pictures,” she says. Globally, at least one in […]

UNFPA Lauds Lesotho’s Positive Maternal Health Work

UNFPA Lauds Lesotho’s Positive Maternal Health Work

THE United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently praised the government for making positive strides towards the reduction of maternal related deaths. UNFPA Representative to Lesotho Marc Derveeuw said the country was working hard to reduce maternal related deaths by recently increasing skilled birth attendants by 23 per cent. Dr Derveeuw said this while handing over […]

Leaders Call On World To End Scourge Of Gender-Based Violence

Leaders Call On World To End Scourge Of Gender-Based Violence

 Betty* is a survivor. The South Sudanese teenager has risen above a horrific act of violence and reclaimed her life. But her heroic act of recovery should never have been necessary, leaders at the United Nations emphasized on Tuesday at a panel discussion on gender-based violence. Betty was 16 years old when four armed men […]

UNFPA Urges U.S. To Reinstate Funds To Protect Women

UNFPA Urges U.S. To Reinstate Funds To Protect Women

The United Nations’ family planning agency has urged the United States to reinstate its funding, which has been cut for the third year over abortion rules, to help protect the lives of millions of women and girls. The U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) said the United States has withheld funding for the third year over its […]

UN, Partners Assess Girls Empowerment Programmes In Central Region

UN, Partners Assess Girls Empowerment Programmes In Central Region

A delegation from two United Nations (UN) organisations and their partners are in the Central Region to assess the progress of a joint adolescent girls empowerment programme ongoing in the region to reduce teenage pregnancy and its related issues. The UN Population Fund (UNPFA) and UN International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are implementing the programme dubbed […]

UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem To address AU Heads Of State and Government

UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem To address AU Heads Of State and Government

Niamey, Niger: July 5, 2019:  The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem, is expected in Niamey, Niger from 5th to 8th July 2019, for a series of engagements organized on the margins of the African Union (AU) Mid-Year Coordination Meeting, as well as an Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government to officially […]

Thai Model Launches Picture Books To Confront Sex Education Taboos

Thai Model Launches Picture Books To Confront Sex Education Taboos

Although Thailand is one of the most liberal countries in Asia, sex education focuses on basic biology and anatomy, leaving many unclear about the risks. A Thai model who has spoken out about sexual harassment said on Tuesday that she will publish a series of children’s books to teach young people about sex in a […]

Raped, Told To Marry Her Rapist!

Raped, Told To Marry Her Rapist!

When a 14-year-old girl was impregnated by a herder in her village, much to the chagrin of her community her parents married her off to the herder. The girl was still in primary school, yet community members were unable to stop the marriage taking place in their village of Mafeteng, 77 kilometers from Lesotho’s capital […]

Joint UN Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Joint UN Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

  Statement by the Heads of UN agencies, UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women and UNFPA, calling for solidarity with survivors and survivor advocates and women’s human rights defenders who are working to prevent and end violence against women and girls. To commemorate this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign is calling […]

UNFPA Brings French Surgeons To Treat 150 VVF Cases, Train Nigerian Doctors

UNFPA Brings French Surgeons To Treat 150 VVF Cases, Train Nigerian Doctors

 The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is assisting the technical expertise of Nigerian physicians in the repairs of damaged fistula. The organisation has brought three renowned urologists from France to treat women with damaged fistula, or suffering from vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF), and also train Nigerian physicians on the repairs of damaged fistula. The three French […]

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