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7 November 2019
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Room To Improve Gender Equality in Malaysia

Malaysia still has room for improvement in the fight for gender quality and women’s empowerment even though the nation has had notable progress in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).... Read more

11 April 2019
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Religious Conservatism Affecting Women’s Health

At the launch of the UNFPA SWOP Report 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, rights advocates gathered to discuss the pressing issues derived from the report. What they found was that a rise of religious... Read more

10 April 2019
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In the struggle for reproductive rights and choices, there's one obstacle underlying all others

Honourable Minister Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Honourable Dato' Dr. Narimah Awin, Chairperson, National Population and Family Development Board; Honourable Ambassadors,... Read more

8 March 2018
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Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women's Lives

The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. Across Asia-Pacific and globally, UNFPA works to achieve Three... Read more

5 March 2018
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Groundbreaking UN initiative prevents violence against women and girls across Asia-Pacific

Landmark violence prevention initiative helps change the attitudes, actions and inequalities that fuel violence against women and girls in five Asia-Pacific nations. Bangkok, Thailand – Partners for... Read more

6 February 2018
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Nearly 70 Million Girls Face Genital Mutilation by 2030

UNITED NATIONS, New York, —About 68 million girls face female genital mutilation between 2015 and 2030, according to new research by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. The new figures project... Read more

6 February 2018
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UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

A race against trends   Female genital mutilation is many things: A violent act that causes infection, disease, childbirth complications and even death. A cruel practice that inflicts lasting... Read more

4 February 2018
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UNFPA's vision and agenda 2030

Imagine a world where  every pregnancy is wanted  every childbirth is safe and  every young person's potential is fulfilled This is the world we are striving to realize. Our goal is to achieve... Read more

12 January 2018
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New Year, New Beginnings

Message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem The new year is a time for reflection and for resolutions -- a time to take stock of our successes and challenges, to strengthen our resolve... Read more

12 July 2017
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Just $8.39 per person could give women control over their fertility

Written by Yoriko Yasukawa, UNFPA's Asia-Pacific Regional Director, this article was originally published by the World Economic Forum.  Nestled in a remote forest near the border with Vietnam, the... Read more

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