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6 February 2019

Joint Statement - Take action to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030

Mary Oloiparuni was 13 when she was mutilated. Restrained in a doorway early one morning in her home, she was cut, bled profusely and experienced agonizing pain. The scarring she endured then continues to cause her pain today, 19 years later. It has made giving birth to each of her five children an excruciating and harrowing

26 November 2018

Joint UN Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Joint UN Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Statement by the Heads of UN agencies, UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF and UN WOMEN, calling for solidarity with survivors and survivor advocates and women’s human rights defenders who are working to prevent and end violence against women and girls. To

3 October 2018

Celebrate our older rights champions!

Dr. Natalia Kanem Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund Statement on the Occasion of the International Day of Older Persons 1 October 2018   Celebrate our older rights champions!   One in nine persons today is aged 60 or older. This is projected to increase to one in five by 2050.   Older people are

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