Ensuring rights and choices for all


30 July 2019

World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons   Trafficking in persons exploits the most vulnerable among us, those often already disadvantaged and marginalized, including refugees and migrants. No country is immune.   More than 70 percent of human trafficking victims are

11 July 2019

Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity? Expand contraceptive choice. Her life. Her choice. Our future.

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day   Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether, when and how often to become pregnant. That right was reaffirmed in 1994 in Cairo at the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), where 179 governments

23 May 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2019 Fistula is a human rights violation – end it now!

Shame, isolation and segregation are among the indignities faced by the hundreds of thousands of women and girls worldwide who suffer from obstetric fistula, an injury of the birth canal after prolonged and obstructed labour. The girls and women afflicted by the condition, which is preventable and largely treatable, are often


This report entitled “Safety & Dignity for Women, Adolescent Girls & Young...
The 2018 Haiti humanitarian response plan estimates 2.8 million people will be in need...

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