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Understanding ‘who’s vulnerable’, key to protect women in conflict

Understanding ‘who’s vulnerable’, key to protect women in conflict

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Millions of women and girls saw no progress in their reproductive rights simply because of who they are or where they were born, according to the new 2024 State of World Population report, released on Wednesday by UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency.

Agency chief Dr. Natalia Kanem spoke in depth to UN News about her main priorities, noting that women and girls are often the most vulnerable in conflict zones such as Gaza and Ukraine.

She told Nathalie Minard that “the ability of human society to prosper really depends on looking at who's vulnerable. When you fix that, you fix the issue for so many others.”

Audio Credit
Nathalie Minard, UN News Geneva
Audio Duration
12'43"
Photo Credit
UN Photo/ Srdjan Slavkovic