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30 June 2020

Against my will: Defying the practices that harm women and girls and undermine equality in Afghanistan

30 June 2020, Kabul, Afghanistan – Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and communities, according to the State of World Population 2020, released today by the United Nations Population Fund.   At least

19 August 2019

Executive Director's statement on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August

Women humanitarians protect human rights, dignity and give hope to others As we mark World Humanitarian Day, UNFPA salutes those who respond to crises around the world. This year, we call attention to the courage and commitment of women humanitarians who assist people amidst conflict, disasters and displacement.  When crisis

12 August 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Youth Day, 12 August

My Body, My Life, My World! – a brand new rallying cry for the SDG generation From their communities to their capital cities, young people everywhere are demanding their rights, as affirmed 25 years ago at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo. In the decades since, we at UNFPA have

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