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12 August 2018
Statement
We want to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and make good on our pledge to leave no one behind. We want to build lasting peace. Therefore, young people belong at the centre of our collective... Read more
12 July 2018
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“Ever since my son’s death, I’ve been determined to do anything in my power to keep mothers and their children together” © UNFPA Syria Hub
Shirin was only five years old when her mother passed away and her father remarried. A resident of Qamishli in Syria, Shirin’s stepmother had mistreated her throughout her life, subjecting her to... Read more
11 July 2018
Statement
Family planning is a human right MESSAGE FOR WORLD POPULATION DAY  Dr. Natalia Kanem Executive Director UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund 11 July 2018 ***   Fifty years ago, the world... Read more
27 June 2018
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2018 © UNAMI
Baghdad, 27 June 2018 – The United Nations family, the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict... Read more
24 June 2018
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Art is a universal language © 2018/UNFPA Iraq Photo
Trauma generated by wars is often not confined to the battlefield. Refugees are negatively affected by the multiple displacements, loss of loved ones and properties and the instability which lead to... Read more
20 June 2018
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“Meeting individuals who had gone through the same challenges gave me the confidence and strength to move forward and stop dwelling on what broke me,” Ghalia. © 2018/UNFPA
Ghalia, 33 from Aleppo, is one of the thousands of people who found themselves running for their lives in the wake of the battle of Al-Hasakah, north-east of Syria, in 2016. With her uncle’s family,... Read more
19 June 2018
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“I was only 15 years old when they came into our village, they killed men and older women while they kidnapped and raped the younger ones,” Nihad, Yezidi survivor. © 2018/UNFPA Iraq
Four years ago, tens of thousands of Yezidis, an ethnic minority in Iraq, were forced to flee Sinjar, north west of Iraq, when the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) took over the area.... Read more
4 June 2018
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“Sharing one’s experience is the best way to raise awareness in communities,” Rusul, 27. © 2018/Iraq
Getting your period and becoming a woman is a natural development for every girl. In most parts of the world, discussing menstruation is a normal process and is explained both at school and at home.... Read more
21 May 2018
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Child marriage violates girls' rights to health, education and opportunity. It exposes girls to violence throughout their lives, and traps them in a cycle of poverty. © 2018/UNFPA Iraq/Salwa Moussa
Adolescents are subjected to a fair amount of changes at the early stages of their lives. These changes can be physical, psychological, emotional, sexual and others. Yet, despite the fact that change... Read more
17 May 2018
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