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13 November 2020

Despite global COVID-19 crisis, governments uphold support for women’s and girls’ health and rights, one year after historic Summit

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the health and economies of countries around the world, governments, non-governmental organizations, international financial institutions and the private sector are stepping up political, financial and in-kind support for programmes that protect the health and rights of

11 July 2020

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 Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his call for a global ‘ceasefire’ on gender-based violence – a pandemic within the COVID pandemic. One woman in three experiences physical or sexual

15 May 2020

Older people’s rights and dignity must be protected amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Alanna Armitage Across Europe, from Spain to Serbia, care homes for older people have become hotspots of COVID-19 infections. According to the World Health Organization, residents of long-term care facilities account for up to half of coronavirus deaths in Europe. Among all the heartbreaking statistics that tell the story of

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