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14 September 2021
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In Libya, a chance at a future after violence and rejection

TRIPOLI, Libya – After a divorce following a violent marriage, Muna* found herself facing a different set of challenges. “I suffered abuse, mistreatment and discrimination,” she recounted. “It is the... Read more

24 August 2021
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How women and girls bear the brunt of climate disasters

Cairo, Egypt, 18 August, 2021 - “The climate emergency is a race we are losing, but it is a race we can win.” pointed out United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in his remarks at the 2019... Read more

12 August 2021
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Young leaders blaze the trail toward a more equitable future

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “In my country, youth are used as fuel for war and are pushed into conflicts,” Abdul Hamid Ghalib, now 23, from Yemen, told UNFPA at the Youth Forum in the Arab region in... Read more

11 August 2021
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HIV/AIDS Infographics - Country profiles

UNFPA ASRO developed a series of infographics on the situation of HIV/AIDS in 20 countries in the Arab states region: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco... Read more

13 July 2021
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The United Nation Population Fund and the League of Arab States launched the Population and Development Composite Index

Cairo, Egypt, 11 July - The UNFPA Arab States Regional Office and the League of Arab States launched today the Population Development Composite Index (PDCI). The Population Development Composite... Read more

11 July 2021
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World Population Day Statement

The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences on population. For some, it has led some to postpone childbearing. For others, disruptions in health care have led to unintended pregnancies. ... Read more

11 July 2021
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Better Data for a better world: 5 reasons why does the Population and Development Composite Index matter?

  In coincidence with World Population Day, 11 July, UNFPA Arab States Regional Office (ASRO)   launched its Population and Development Composite Index (PDCI). The index is a visionary tool that ... Read more

6 July 2021
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Support from France to safeguard health and lives of millions of women and girls

The Government of France has announced its intention to contribute €90 million to the UNFPA Supplies Partnership — a flagship programme that provides modern contraceptives and life-saving maternal... Read more

14 June 2021
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Statement of the Regional Director on the killing of a young pregnant wife in Palestine

Cairo, 14 June 2021 – UNFPA Arab States Regional Director, Dr. Luay Shabaneh, condemned the killing of a young pregnant woman in Khan Yunis, Palestine. "This type of heinous crimes is not acceptable... Read more

1 June 2021
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Women and girls share their first experiences with menstruation

Cairo, 1 June 2021 - Women and girls from the Arab region participated in a campaign led by Mariam, UNFPA Arab States Regional Office’s Virtual Ambassador, to break the silence on taboo, shame,... Read more

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