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8 March 2021
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Providing safe spaces for survivors of violence, even during COVID-19

  Globally, 243 million women and girls have suffered sexual or physical violence by an intimate partner in the past year alone, a situation further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2019... Read more

8 March 2021
Statement

Celebrate women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and beyond

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day 8 March 2021   All over the world, women lead. They lead peace processes, run businesses, establish hospitals and... Read more

23 December 2020
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“Midwifery is a great and honorable profession” – a midwife’s story

“A midwife ensures a pleasant birth and a happy mother and baby. I loved supporting women when they were most in need”.  When Laila Masharfa began to specialize in midwifery many years ago, she fell... Read more

15 December 2020
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Palestinian Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey (PMICS) 2019-2020, announced

(source: PCBS)   The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)  Announces the Main Results of the Palestinian Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey (PMICS) 2019-2020   Ramallah – 15 December 2020... Read more

10 December 2020
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“I was able to change the direction of my life” - How a safe space for women provided compassion and hope

My husband started physically and verbally abusing me the day we got married. I discovered a week after our wedding day that he was a drug user.  So says Huda, a 30-year-old woman living with her... Read more

10 December 2020
News

Palestinian Prime Minister, UNICEF, UNFPA, and UNDP sign a memorandum of understanding to strengthen volunteering opportunities for young people in the State of Palestine

    JOINT PRESS RELEASE Palestinian Prime Minister, UNICEF, UNFPA, and UNDP sign a memorandum of understanding to strengthen volunteering opportunities for young people in the State of Palestine... Read more

10 December 2020
Statement

Standing up for human rights more important than ever

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Human Rights Day Realizing human rights, equal and inalienable for every person, is the most just and meaningful goal of any society.  Human... Read more

8 December 2020
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Preventing violence through education in the West Bank

Violence inflicts harm on women, girls, men, and boys of all ages throughout the world. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, violence against women and girls has intensified and violence against school... Read more

25 November 2020
Statement

Stand up and say ‘enough’ to violence

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day to End Violence against Women 25 November 2020 Enough! That’s what we say, today and every day, to all forms of... Read more

12 November 2020
Press Release

Despite global COVID-19 crisis, governments uphold support for women’s and girls’ health and rights, one year after historic Summit

New York, 12 November 2020 -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the health and economies of countries around the world, governments, non-governmental organizations,... Read more

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