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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, according to the State of World Population 2020,... 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
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

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

24 April 2020
News

Informative cards developed to harmonize family relations and prevent domestic violence in the time of COVID-19 outbreak (in Russian)

A communications campaign targeting families to bring them closer together during the difficult time of COVID-19 pandemic has been conducted by the National Commission for Women, Family and... Read more

24 April 2020
News

Informative cards developed to harmonize family relations and prevent domestic violence in the time of COVID-19 outbreak (in Kazakh)

A communications campaign targeting families to bring them closer together during the difficult time of COVID-19 pandemic has been conducted by the National Commission for Women, Family and... Read more

23 April 2020
News

Response systems to prevent violence must include the needs of people with disabilities

A 2016 national survey showed that 17 percent of women in Kazakhstan reported experiencing violence from their intimate partner. In 2017 out of all crimes committed against women in Kazakhstan, 98%... Read more

7 April 2020
Statement

World Health Day: Protecting midwives to keep women and babies safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic

On this World Health Day, we mark the first International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Midwives are central to everything we do at UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health ... Read more

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