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We asked adolescent girls from Palestine, Jordan, Kurdistan Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Syria about their dreams and aspirations, and they answered that any girl should be able to aspire to be an architect, a pilot or even the president of her country!

UNFPA believes in the right of girls to be informed about their bodies and empowered in their ability to choose what is better for them, and encourages teenage girls to stay in school, pursue professional opportunities and delay pregnancy until they are over 18 years of age.

It is our responsibility to give proper information to adolescent girls, so they can grow into a safe and healthy womanhood.

قام صندوق الأمم المتحدة للسكان بإنشاء مستشفى حمام العليل الميداني نتيجة النزاع في الموصل حيث كانت هناك حاجة كبيرة لخدمات الأمومة. شاهد الفيديو لسماع أحد أكثر القصص العاطفية من المستشفى



ما زالت المرأة في العراق تعاني من العنف القائم على نوع الإجتماعي. العنف القائم على نوع الإجتماعي ليس جسديًا فقط؛ بل عاطفيًا، لفظيًا، ونفسيًا. في اليوم العالمي للمرأة 2018، سأل شريكنا في الموصل "Un Ponte Per ..." (UPP) نساء الموصل عن الحقوق الأساسية الأكثر أهمية والتي تفتقر إليها مجتمعاتهن.


Women in Iraq still suffer from gender-based violence. Gender-based violence is not only physical; but also emotional, verbal, and psychological. On International Women's Day 2018, our partner in Mosul, in Iraq, "Un Ponte Per..." (UPP) asked the women of Mosul on the most fundamental rights that are lacking in their community. 


The opening of the first centre for rehabilitation for women in Mosul.  Al-Mesalla Organization with coordination with The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) initiated the opening of the Center for Women specialises the rehabilitation of women who have suffered from various forms of oppression and persecution over the past years.

The video footage is from Ninewe Media Centre


On 31 March 2017, the UN Secertary General Mr.Antonio Guterres visited Hassan Sham camp in Iraq, a camp which is hosting thousands of IDPs who fled Mosul. During his visit, Mr.Guterres showed special interest in visiting UNFPA supported Women Center and met a number of women benefiting from the services provided in the center.


CNN Report: Women Fleeing ISIL and the role of UNFPA Women Centres in the IDPs camps to support them overcome the trauma


A news report highlighting UNFPA response to the needs of the GBV survivors in Duhok Specialized Women center. The reports includes an interview with a number of GBV survivors to share their stories, and Dr.Nagham who is the specialized doctor in the center to explain the approaches used to provided the Psychosocial support as well as the specialized medical services to the survivors visiting the center. Mr.Ramanathan Balakrishnan also is interviewed in the report to give an over view on the interventions and frontline emergency response being provided by UNFPA amid the ongoing military operations in Mosul, Iraq.


Part of CNN interview with Lise Grande, Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations in Iraq, highlighting the psycho-social support provided by UNFPA to IDPs especially women and girl fleeing the armed conflicts in Faluja, centeral Iraq


As conflict rages in Iraq and in neighbouring Syria, tens of thousands of displaced people have sought refuge in Duhok Province. UNFPA is working around the clock to meet the needs of both Syrian refugees and internally displaced Iraqis in the area.