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11 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 global ‘ceasefire’ on gender-based violence – a pandemic within the COVID pandemic. One woman in three experiences physical or

3 July 2020

Women can help Myanmar emerge stronger from COVID-19 if they are given a chance

Joint Op-ED by the Representatives of UNFPA and UN Women in Myanmar, co-chairs of the United Nations Country Team Gender Theme Group, on the occasion of Myanmar   On behalf of the United Nations in Myanmar and on the occasion of National Women’s Day, we would like to present our greetings to the women and girls of Myanmar and

2 July 2020

UNFPA’s online training boosts the capacities of Myanmar’s social welfare staff to provide GBV services during COVID-19 pandemic

Yangon, Myanmar – Though COVID-19 does not discriminate, it has a devastating impact on safety and wellbeing of women and girls, making them more vulnerable. There is increasing evidence from the countries most affected by COVID-19 that gender-based violence (GBV), especially intimate partner violence (IPV), is increasing.

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