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30 June 2020

“Against my will”: The State of World Population 2020 is a call to end practices that harm women and girls

30 June 2020, NUR-SULTAN - Every year, millions of girls around the world are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, according to the State of World Population 2020, released today around the...

5 May 2020

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020

  As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being born.  Childbirth doesn't stop for pandemics, and neither do midwives. They are working tirelessly on the front line in maternity wards, health centres and women's homes around the world, risking their own lives and wellbeing to save the

1 May 2020

UN calls for peace at home during COVID-19 outbreak in Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan – The combination of economic and social stresses brought on by the pandemic, as well as restrictions on movement, have impacted everyone but more so the most vulnerable including women and girls, people with disabilities, the elderly, those with underlying health conditions in almost all countries. UN Secretary-

Preventing coronavirus among people with disabilities
Preventing coronavirus among people with disabilities


Family planning helps individuals decide the number and spacing of their children. It...
"Against my will: defying the practices that harm women and girls and undermine equality...

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