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9 July 2020
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Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day 11 July 2020 Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his... Read more

1 July 2020
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UNFPA in Iraq welcomes its new Representative, Dr Rita Columbia

1 July 2020;  Baghdad, Iraq - Dr Rita Columbia, an American national, assumed her responsibilities as UNFPA Representative to Iraq on 1 July 2020. Previously, she served as UNFPA Representative to... Read more

30 June 2020
Press Release

Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

Urgent, accelerated action needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other practices that harm women and girls, according to new UNFPA report   30 June 2020, NEW YORK--Every year... Read more

30 June 2020
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Without urgent action, the situation for women and girls could worsen. Artwork by Fatma Mahmoud Salama Raslan.

Five things you didn’t know about practices that harm girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and... Read more

22 June 2020
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PM Kadhimi chairs population council meeting, discusses census and UNFPA contributions

From Shafaq News --- 22 June 2020 - The Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi stressed today, Monday, the importance of overcoming the repercussions of Covid-19 and the "accumulated residuals of... Read more

18 June 2020
Statement

A Blight on Humanity’s Conscience

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict   19 June 2020   Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to our... Read more

16 June 2020
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The Two Pandemics: Covering gender-based violence during COVID-19

“Covering gender-based violence is among the most challenging tasks a journalist will come across,” explains Rana Husseini, an award-winning Jordanian journalist, author, and human rights activist... Read more

14 June 2020
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The funding will provide assistance to 38,000 women and girls, in Duhok and Nineveh Governorates over the next year © UNFPA Iraq Photo/Salwa Moussa

Australia contributes AUD 866,000 to UNFPA Refugee Interventions in Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq; 14 June 2020 - The Government of Australia has provided AUD 866,000 to support the work of UNFPA in Iraq. The funding will provide assistance to 38,000 women and girls, in Duhok and... Read more

12 June 2020
Statement
Sida & UNFPA teams at the signing ceremony © UNFPA Iraq

Sida funds UNFPA COVID-19 response with US$ 1.73 M

12 June 2020; Baghdad, Iraq - The Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) contributed SEK 16 million (approximately US$ 1.73 million) to UNFPA response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Iraq. UNFPA... Read more

11 June 2020
Press Release

UNFPA Arab States to hold media symposium on gender-based violence during pandemics

Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the United Nations Population Fund will explore with journalists and experts the impact of lockdowns and curfews on... Read more

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