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27 October 2020

COVID-19 and gender violence

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating socio-economic impact. Gender violence has increased and the possibilities of accessing justice, protection and well-being for those who are victims of... Read more

20 October 2020

Trusting statistics to tell the story

A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being, problems and prospects, and socio-economic circumstances. When collected and analysed well,... Read more

11 October 2020

It is every girl’s right to speak and to be heard

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Girl Today, on the International Day of the Girl, let’s commit to listening to and lifting up girls’ voices.... Read more

29 September 2020

Maternal deaths will increase by 40% due to the pandemic if the health system does not recover

Walter Mendoza, analyst for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), commented in Radio Programas del Perú (RPP) regarding the impact of the pandemic on reproductive health services, in a context... Read more

24 September 2020

Preventing teenage pregnancy in the context of crisis: a double challenge at the national level

The week of the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention arrives this year in the midst of a pandemic, which has a catastrophic gender impact and exacerbates the pre-existing challenges of inequality and... Read more

19 September 2020

The Virtual Camp ¡Juventudes YA! Perú 2020 starts

The Virtual Camp ¡Juventudes YA! is an initiative carried out since 2018 by the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACRO) of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) that is... Read more

12 August 2020

Youth leading the way in COVID-19 solutions

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Youth Day As we mark International Youth Day in the midst of a global pandemic, we witness how young people are taking action... Read more

30 July 2020

New generations make the difference

On August 12 the International Youth Day is commemorated and it is a good time, given the context in which the world is still immersed, to share the story of the "Youths Make a Difference" campaign,... Read more

9 July 2020

Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his call for a... Read more

5 May 2020

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being born. ... Read more