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17 May 2018
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On this International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, stands with all members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI)... Read more
16 May 2018
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Krishni Tharu, Deputy Speaker of Province 5, had the rapt attention of parliamentarians as she shared her childhood experiences.  “I myself have suffered consequences of child marriage for many years... Read more
4 May 2018
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Pramika Maharjan finally found her true calling when faced with the mortal risks that far too many pregnant women face in Nepal. “I was so upset when a woman, suffering from heavy bleeding after... Read more
12 March 2018
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Parliamentarians of Province 2 across party lines committed to promoting human rights of women and girls, particularly their reproductive rights, by introducing effective laws, while calling on all... Read more
8 March 2018
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“I was not against my parents, but against their mindset that a girl should be married off at an early age,” says Sangita.
In her home district in Province 7 of Nepal, 19-year-old Sangita BK needs no introduction. She is well-known as an activist against child marriage in Bajhang district. In the last three years, she... Read more
8 March 2018
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UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018   The economic inequalities plaguing much of the world today are reinforced by many other forms of inequality,... Read more
12 January 2018
Statement
Message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem The new year is a time for reflection and for resolutions – a time to take stock of our successes and challenges, to strengthen our resolve and... Read more
10 December 2017
Statement
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for Human Rights Day, 10 December 2017   Today, as we commemorate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we celebrate... Read more
1 December 2017
Statement
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for World AIDS Day 2017 One new HIV infection is one too many – and in 2016 there were 1.8 million. In adopting the Sustainable Development... Read more
26 November 2017
Statement
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November 2017 Rohingya refugees fleeing into Bangladesh have... Read more

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