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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
News

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
News
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

10 June 2020
News
© UNFPA Iraq/Seivan Salim

UNFPA welcomes Norway's Support for Women Protection in Iraq

10 June 2020; Baghdad Iraq - The Government of Norway donated NOK 20 million (approximately US$ 2 million) in support of the UNFPA humanitarian programme on gender-based violence across in Iraq. This... Read more

8 June 2020
News

UN delegation visits the new Minister of Planning

Baghdad, 7 June 2020 – The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq a.i./Humanitarian Coordinator/Resident Coordinator, Mr Richard Dictus, met with the Minister... Read more

2 June 2020
Statement
Enact the law, now; save lives, today.

How many more women should suffer before there is a law to protect them?

Baghdad, Iraq; 3 June 2020 - Every year in Iraq, too many women and children are abused and sexually assaulted by an intimate partner, a family member, a loved one. Despite the efforts that have been... Read more

27 May 2020
News
Zaatari Youth Center

Nine things you need to know about periods and the pandemic

This article is a joint collaboration between UNFPA and UNICEF, lead agencies in the effort to ensure the health and rights of all people who menstruate. See a version of this article on UNICEF' s... Read more

5 May 2020
Statement
A midwife talks to girls about birth spacing at a youth firendly centre supported by UNFPA

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, 5 May 2020 As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being... Read more

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