UNFPA: Delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted,
every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential fulfilled.


8 March 2016

Step It Up for Gender Equality Statement on the Occasion of International Women’s Day by UNFPA’s Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

For millions of women and girls around the world, gender equality and the full enjoyment of human rights remain elusive.

6 February 2016

Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation by 2030, say UNFPA and UNICEF

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a violent practice, scarring girls for life -- endangering their health, depriving them of their rights, and denying them the chance to reach their full potential.

10 December 2015

Our rights. Our freedoms. Always

Today, we mark the launch of a year-long campaign for the 50th anniversary of two landmark international treaties. Together, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and theInternational Covenant on Civil and Political Rights have shaped the integral and indivisible nature of the international human...


Abandoning FGM: Amina and Desta’s story
Abandoning FGM: Amina and Desta’s story


Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a practice that involves altering or injuring the...

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Provision of interactive theater performances and workshops on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and Gender-Based Violence to UNFPA Egypt Country Office