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1 August 2021

Young people celebrate National Population Day with musical performance

“Her mother says she is old enough and needs to be cut, her father says you are holding on to age old traditions,” read the lyrics to one of the songs performed on Thursday by young volunteers.... Read more

12 July 2021

UNFPA participates in panel on changing narratives around women’s leadership

UNFPA Assistant Representative Germaine Haddad shed light on the importance of recognizing the leadership of female medical service providers, during a panel discussion organized by the Community Hub... Read more

1 July 2021

UNFPA, NCW launch training program for female prosecutors on addressing cases of violence against women

UNFPA and the National Council for Women (NCW) held the first round of an interactive training program targeting female members of the Public Prosecution in June on handling cases of violence against... Read more

28 June 2021

Under the Auspices of the Ministry of International Cooperation, UN Women, UNFPA sign agreements with KOICA to enhance Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

The Ministry of International Cooperation (MOIC) hosted today the signing ceremony of the Korea International Cooperation Agency’s (KOICA) 2021-2024 Multilateral Cooperation Program for Gender... Read more

27 June 2021

International Islamic Center for Population Studies and Research launches population curriculum with UNFPA, EU

Al-Azhar University’s International Islamic Center for Population Studies and Research (IICPSR) and UNFPA launched the Population Education Curriculum and the Family Planning and the Opinions of... Read more

20 June 2021

Meet the Syrian woman shedding light on gender-based violence issues within her community

Hulia Khaled was volunteering with a number of NGOs that support refugee communities in her neighborhood, when several women came to her for support after having been subjected to a form of violence... Read more

17 June 2021

UNFPA Deputy Executive Director Ib Petersen concludes first official visit to Egypt

United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and United Nations Population Fund Deputy Executive Director, Management, Ambassador Ib Petersen conducted a visit to Egypt on June 13-17, to understand the... Read more

1 June 2021

Safe Spaces empower refugee women socially and economically through different activities

The Safe Spaces continue to raise the awareness of women from the refugee community on gender-based violence and reproductive health. During April, a number of awareness-raising and learning ... Read more

27 May 2021

‘I felt like I was changing’ - Girls recall their first periods

First periods vary from one girl to another. It commonly starts between the ages of 10 and 16. Common misconceptions and lack of information about menstruation often contribute to feelings of shame,... Read more

12 May 2021

Meet UNFPA Egypt's new representative, Frederika Meijer 

It was with great excitement that Frederika Meijer started her position as the UNFPA representative in Egypt on 15 March 2021. She narrated to her team that Egypt allows her to work in areas of her... Read more