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6 February 2018

Nearly 70 Million Girls Face Genital Mutilation by 2030—UNFPA Warns

UNITED NATIONS, New York—About 68 million girls face female genital mutilation between 2015 and 2030, according to new research by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.

Svitlana Tavantseva (right) counsels survivors of violence in Ukraine. Too often, she says, women are shamed rather than perpetrators. © UNFPA Ukraine/Maks Levin

22 September 2017

UN and EU launch global effort to end violence against women

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Violence against women continues to be the most pervasive human rights violation in the world. Roughly one in three women experience physical or sexual assault in her lifetime – and this...

UNFPA mobile teams have reached thousands of survivors of gender-based violence in Ukraine. © UNFPA/Maks Levin

7 June 2017

For many women in Ukraine, escape from conflict not an escape from violence

IZIUM, Ukraine – Things started to fall apart for Mariana* when she was forced to flee fighting in the Donetsk region in 2016. She and her father camped on the doorsteps of social services centres until they managed to...

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