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19 May 2021
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Urgent funding needed to assist survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in Tigray

Tigray, Ethiopia – “I was running from place to place without food or shelter. I was in fear all the time... There was no safe place for me until I got to the safe house,” 22-year-old Selam*... Read more

18 May 2021
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UNFPA handed-over ambulances and kits purchased with funding from KOICA

UNFPA today handed-over two ambulances to the Gedeo and West Guji Zones of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples and Oromia Regions respectively. The ambulances were purchased with the... Read more

5 May 2021
Statement

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Day of the Midwife

Trust the evidence: invest in midwives   Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Day of the Midwife 5 May 2021     Every day in every part of the world, midwives... Read more

5 May 2021
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A midwife serving mothers with passion amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Midwife Melese Ayalew safely delivered the baby of Efrah Ahmed at the Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital in Harar where he has been serving for the past 6 years. Melese’s passion is to help... Read more

26 April 2021
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UNFPA and IOM coordinate High Level donor visit to Tigray

A high level delegation composed of the Ambassadors of Canada, Finland and Japan as well as senior officials of the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, IOM and UNFPA in Ethiopia paid a visit to the... Read more

22 April 2021
Statement

Statement of the Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility GBV in Tigray

Statement of the Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility GBV in Tigray The Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR) continues to be alarmed by reports of increasing violence... Read more

14 April 2021
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Bodily autonomy: Busting 7 myths that undermine individual rights and freedoms

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, according to data from 57 countries, UNFPA’s flagship report announced today. The 2021 State of World Population... Read more

14 April 2021
Press Release

Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA report, My Body is My Own

Violations include rape, forced sterilization, virginity testing, female genital mutilation and more NEW YORK, 14 April 2021 - Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to... Read more

14 April 2021
Press Release

UNFPA signs USD 3.3 million funding agreement with Embassy of Sweden

UNFPA signs USD 3.3 million funding agreement with Embassy of Sweden       14 April 2021, Addis Ababa – Today, UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, and the Embassy of... Read more

13 April 2021
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UNFPA helps restore dignity of women and girls displaced by the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia

Tigray, Ethiopia - “When I fled my village due to the bombings, I did not have a chance to pack any of my clothes or other belongings. I was so afraid and desperate to find safety for me and my... Read more

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