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3 August 2020
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‘We need joint actions to end GBV’ – Vice President Garang

Juba, South Sudan – Vice President Rebecca Garang said various sectors have to act together to end gender-based violence, including harmful traditional practices, in South Sudan. At the launch of the... Read more

30 June 2020
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Five things you didn’t know about practices that harm girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and... Read more

30 June 2020
Press Release

Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

Urgent, accelerated action needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other practices that harm women and girls, according to new UNFPA report 30 June 2020, NEW YORK—Every year,... Read more

24 June 2020
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Call for action to end gender-based violence and impunity for GBV perpetrators in South Sudan

          Full text of the joint statement issued by the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, and... Read more

19 June 2020
Statement

A Blight on Humanity’s Conscience

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict   Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to our collective... Read more

18 June 2020
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At risk of rape outside and violence in South Sudan protection camp – will women and girls ever be safe?

BENTIU, South Sudan—Staying at home may be the safest way to avoid infection with the coronavirus, but for some women and girls in Bentiu, South Sudan, it means greater vulnerability to gender-based... Read more

15 June 2020
Statement

Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the Fight Against Systemic Racism and Discrimination We are living through turbulent, trying times. This is a moment of suffering for many... Read more

21 April 2020
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On the frontline of COVID-19 fight: ‘We’ve been through more difficult times, we shall overcome this’

Torit, South Sudan – “In a profession that has historically always placed patients’ needs first, the degree of sacrifice being demanded of us now is unprecedented.” With the first cases of the new... Read more

8 April 2020
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Leaving no one behind: Addressing the crucial needs of women and girls in the COVID-19 response

Juba, South Sudan – With the Ministry of Health announcing the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Sudan, the United Nations Population Fund is redoubling its efforts to... Read more

20 March 2020
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As pandemic rages, women and girls face intensified risks

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world, governments are taking unprecedented measures to limit the spread of the virus, ramping up health system responses and... Read more

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