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UNFPA supported interventions which are part of the Preventing and Responding to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, including HTPs, and Rehabilitation of Survivors Programme were visited in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region by a delegation of the Canadian Government between 27 and 28 November. The five-year programme which commenced in 2018 is funded by the Government of Canada and is being implemented in selected distric...
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The crime of rape is a severe human rights violation, yet it remains widespread around the globe. Sexual violence is an epidemic that thrives in times of conflict and during emergencies, once the rule of law and criminal justice systems collapse and, far too often, rape is wielded as a weapon of war. As we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and launch the 16 Days of Activism Aga...
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Ethiopia lost an icon and a staunch advocate of the right of women and girls. The late Bogaletch Gebre, Boge as she was fondly referred to, dedicated much of her life battling practices such as Female Genital Mutilation that put women and girls in harm’s way. She mobilized hundreds of thousands of women, young girls and communities in the fight against harmful practices and gender based violence. Her work around mat...