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24 April 2020
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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

24 April 2020
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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

23 April 2020
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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

27 March 2020
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Q&A on COVID-19, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding

Are pregnant women at higher risk from COVID-19? Research is currently underway to understand the impacts of COVID 19 infection on pregnant women. Data are limited, but at present there is no... Read more

17 March 2020
Statement

UNFPA statement on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is closely monitoring and working with partners, governments and UN agencies to address the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19),... Read more

18 December 2019
News

«Mother’s Home» helps deal with effect, sexuality education helps deal with causes

Azhar (name changed) was 17 when she came to “Mother’s Home” in Nur-Sultan determined to abandon her daughter. “They would put the baby in my arms and I would throw her back on the bed, - Azhar says... Read more

26 November 2019
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Nadya’s story: “Teenagers should be equipped with information on how to prevent an unintended pregnancy”

“When they first noticed I was pregnant, I said to my family that I would have an abortion, just like they wanted me to…” said Nadya[1]. “Instead, I decided to keep the baby and didn’t go to my home... Read more

13 November 2019
News

Speech of the Delegation Head, Chairperson of National Commission for Women’s Affairs, Family and Demographic Policy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan G. N. Abdykalikova on the Commitments of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Dear Chair! Ladies and gentlemen! The Republic of Kazakhstan significantly improved health indicators since gaining independence. For example, maternal mortality was reduced by 5,5 times from 76 for... Read more

12 November 2019
Press Release

From Cairo 1994 to Nairobi 2019: Re-igniting the movement for rights and choices for all

Kazakhstan high-level delegation along with world leaders, civil society, international organizations, celebrities and the private sector gather in... Read more

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