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23 May 2019
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2019

Fistula is a human rights violation – end it now! Shame, isolation and segregation are among the indignities faced by the hundreds of thousands of women and girls worldwide who suffer from obstetric ... Read more

5 May 2019
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Day of the Midwife 2019

Midwives— Defenders of Human Rights Midwives are public health heroes, ensuring that a woman can have a healthy pregnancy, safe childbirth and essential care for her newborn – among the most basic... Read more

11 April 2019
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Ending Fistula in The Gambia: A Story of Survival, Restored Dignity and Hope

Surviving a 90-day journey of healing, excitement for a possible transformation of their lives, hope for restored dignity and on the other hand, fear of a failed surgery, was the story of the women... Read more

25 March 2019
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UNFPA The Gambia Leads ICPD+25 Engagements at the 3rd Pan-African Youth Conference on African Unity and Development in Banjul

The 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt, coupled with the 50th anniversary of UNFPA, call for galvanized efforts to take stock of the... Read more

8 March 2019
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women's Day 2019

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... Read more

4 March 2019
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UNFPA The Gambia’s Fatou Kinteh Appointed as Minister for Women’s Affairs, Children and Social Welfare of The Gambia

It goes without saying that the entire UNFPA The Gambia team is excited to welcome the creation of the first Women’s Affairs, Children and Social Welfare Ministry of The Republic of The Gambia and... Read more

6 February 2019
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UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women Joint Statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM 2019

Mary Oloiparuni was 13 when she was mutilated. Restrained in a doorway early one morning in her home, she was cut, bled profusely and experienced agonizing pain. The scarring she endured then... Read more

10 December 2018
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Human Rights Day

On this day, 70 years ago, United Nations Member States adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which affirms that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”. UNFPA’s... Read more

10 December 2018
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Awareness Walk on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence to Wrap Up 16 Days of Activism against GBV

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on 10th December 1948 and to mark the end of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), an... Read more

6 December 2018
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UNFPA joins the UN Country Team to host a symposium on Sexual Harassment in commemoration of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

On December 4 2018, the UN Gender Theme Group, led by UNFPA The Gambia, held a symposium on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) with specific focus on Sexual Harassment, at the Laico Atlantic... Read more

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