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23 July 2017

Statement by the Representative of UNFPA Afghanistan, Dr. Bannet Ndyanabangi at the Second meeting of the Afghanistan Youth Parliament 23rd July 2017

Your Excellency the Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah Your Excellency Speaker of Mishrano Jirga, Honourable Deputies, Honourable Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs Ambassadors and International Embassy staff Distinguished guests, UN agencies colleagues, Government and civil society partners, Media representatives, Ladies and

Lu Bu, a caseworker on gender-based violence in Myanmar, works with a survivor. Photo: UNFPA / Yenny Gamming.

28 June 2017

PARTNERSHIPS, EMPOWERMENT AND ACTION: A MULTI-SECTORAL RESPONSE TO END GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

United Nations agencies convene over 100 government and civil society partners from 12 countries for a landmark meeting in Bangkok to respond to gender-based violence Bangkok, June 28, 2017 – Governments, civil society and the United Nations in Asia and the Pacific are strengthening the roll-out and implementation of a multi-

Giving Life Costs Some Afghan Mothers their Life or a Life of Misery

5 April 2017

Giving Life Costs Some Afghan Mothers their Life or a Life of Misery

“I didn’t know what happened to me after I gave birth to my first child. I had uncontrollable discharge of faeces and urine,” said Arifa, 22. Arifa was afflicted by obstetric fistula, a child birth injury, usually caused by prolonged and/or obstructed labour. It is an injury that affects women who are among the most vulnerable

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