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23 May 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Shame, isolation and segregation are among the indignities faced by the hundreds of thousands of women and girls worldwide who suffer from obstetric fistula, an injury of the birth canal after prolonged and obstructed labour. The girls and women afflicted by the condition, which is preventable and largely treatable, are often

9 March 2019

Women and innovation: a blueprint for rights and choices

Statement for International Women's Day 2019 Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, UNFPA Everywhere, new technologies and innovations are transforming the way we work, the way we communicate, the way we interact with each other and with our environment, and the way we live, in ways previous generations could not have imagined.

3 March 2019

Sport is One of the Best ways to Show Women Determination to Participate on the Sustainable Development of the Society

Remarks by Dr. Leila Joudane, UNFPA Representative in Iran, on the occasion of Internatioal Women's Day and National Women's Day in Iran Charity Grand Prix Alpine Skiing Competition, Tehran, Iran, March 2, 2019   I would like to congratulate all women and especially Iranian women on both occasions of Iranian Mother’s Day and

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