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7 March 2020

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the occasion of the International Women’s Day

I am Generation Equality: Working together to achieve a gender-equal world This International Women's Day, we celebrate the icons who blazed the trail towards gender equality. We now look to today’s generation of activists, women who are shaping a vision of a better tomorrow for people of all genders. Glimmers of progress – to

1 December 2019

Communities make the difference

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day This World AIDS Day, UNFPA recognizes the vital role of communities in delivering sexual and reproductive health services that help prevent HIV transmission and improve the well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS. By putting communities at the centre,

25 November 2019

Together, we must stop rape now!

Statement by Dr Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 2019   The crime of rape is a severe human rights violation, yet it remains widespread around the globe. Sexual violence is an epidemic that thrives in times of conflict and

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