If girls are given the opportunity to explore their “full potential”, there would be many fewer child marriages across South Sudan.
The late Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, was a passionate advocate for women and girl’s reproductive health rights.
When a community breaks down, women face a heightened risk of exploitation, abuse and violence, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has found.
The 82 girls from Chibok, Nigeria, recently released by the Boko Haram terrorist group, have an “uphill road to climb” reintegrating into society, a UN expert has warned.
Release of 82 more kidnapped Chibok girls welcomed by UN
“Triple discrimination” holds back Indigenous women and girls: FAO
Women and girls are “paying the heaviest” price as Yemen’s humanitarian crisis deepens, increasing their vulnerability to violation and abuse.
Girls who do not have access to separate sanitary facilities or enough to eat are more likely to drop out of school, and in displaced communities, the problem is exacerbated.
The dignity and hopes of Syrian women and girls are disintegrating after six years of brutal civil war, along with the whole fabric of family life.