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12 August 2018
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Youth Day 2018 We want to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and make good on our pledge to leave no one behind. We... Read more
11 July 2018
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Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day, 12 July 2018 Fifty years ago, the world declared that “parents have a basic human right to determine freely and... Read more
2 July 2018
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Palash Devi Rajdhobi never thought she would experience the relief of living without obstetric fistula, a serious and tragic childbirth injury which affects some women who have been through difficult... Read more
23 May 2018
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Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2018 Pregnancy and childbirth should be among the happiest of occasions in a woman’s... Read more
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

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