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18 August 2020
News

Leaving no one behind: helping people with disabilities during COVID-19

Yelena Ryzhikh goes on work-related missions five or six times a day. She works as a sign language interpreter at “Umyt” Public Foundation Support Centre for People with Hearing Impairments in Almaty... Read more

18 August 2020
Press Release

Central Asian countries meet to discuss Multi-Sectoral Response to Gender-Based Violence (based on the example of Kazakhstan)

17-18 August 2020, Turkestan, KAZAKHSTAN - Government officials, civil society, development partners and international organizations from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and... Read more

12 August 2020
Statement

Youth leading the way in COVID-19 solutions

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Youth Day As we mark International Youth Day in the midst of a global pandemic, we witness how young people are taking action to... Read more

10 July 2020
Press Release

World Population Day: safeguarding the health and rights of the most vulnerable women and girls, even during COVID-19

11 July 2020, NUR-SULTAN – To date the COVID-19 pandemic has affected directly at least 12 million people, with over half a million dead. But the full toll of this crisis has been incalculably... Read more

30 June 2020
Press Release

“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,... Read more

19 June 2020
Press Release

Ahead of the Father’s Day, UN promotes #EqualPartners campaign in Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan – The burden of unpaid care work on many women is increasing due to school closures, aged family members at risk and other consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak. Women are often the... Read more

28 May 2020
News

Rights of people with disabilities at risk of gender-based violence in Kazakhstan remains central during COVID-19

Context: Reports from the media, civil society and international organizations show that the COVID-19 lockdown worldwide has further exacerbated gender inequalities and incidents of gender-based... Read more

5 May 2020
Statement

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

  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... Read more

1 May 2020
News

People in Kazakhstan report more cases of domestic violence during quarantine

People in Kazakhstan report more cases of domestic violence during quarantine In Kazakhstan the number of reports of domestic violence have continued to rise during quarantine. But this is in no way... Read more

1 May 2020
Press Release

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... Read more

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