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5 May 2020

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being born. Childbirth doesn't stop for pandemics, and neither do midwives. They are working tirelessly on the front line in maternity wards, health

6 February 2020

Unleashing youth power: A decade of accelerating actions towards zero female genital mutilation

Joint statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the occasion of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 6 February 2020 When Tabitha

11 October 2019

GirlForce: Unscripted and unstoppable on the road to Nairobi and beyond!

GirlForce:  Unscripted and unstoppable on the road to Nairobi and beyond!   Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October   Around the world, girls are challenging gender stereotypes and breaking free from the traditional roles that society has dictated for

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