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12 August 2019

My Body, My Life, My World! – a brand new rallying cry for the SDG generation

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Youth Day From their communities to their capital cities, young people everywhere are demanding their rights, as affirmed 25... Read more

30 July 2019
n Yemen, the maternal mortality rate declined from 365 maternal deaths for 100,000 live births in 2003 to 148 in 2013 but according to UN reports this is estimated to have increased to 385 in 2015 or even higher in recent years.

Twenty-five years ago, a promise made to advance women’s health and rights. Have we delivered?

Twenty-five years ago, a promise made to advance women’s health and rights. Have we delivered?   Twenty-five years ago, at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, 179... Read more

23 July 2019

A new enrollment mechanism to accelerate the response to new displaced persons

Intensified fighting in Yemen has displaced nearly 400,000 people since January 2019 to date. In response, the rapid response mechanism led by UNFPA has been providing immediate relief items to newly... Read more

15 July 2019

Youth innovate to end violence against women and girls

From I-just-want-to-kick-the-tires to I'm-ready-for-the-fast-lane. UNFPA Yemen supported 30 young people to engage in designing solutions to end violence against women and girls. In an attempt to... Read more

11 July 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day

Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity? Expand contraceptive choice. Her life. Her choice. Our future.   Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether,... Read more

25 June 2019

UNFPA up scales its response in Al Dhale'e

The continued conflict in Al Dhale'e has led to the displacement of more than 60,000 individuals, and has taken a heavy toll on the host community. The impact of the conflict on health facilities in... Read more

28 May 2019

A nightmare within a nightmare

SANA’A, Yemen/OSLO, Norway – When Maram* showed up at her parents' house, battered and bruised by her husband, her mother urged her to be less stubborn, more obedient – anything to avoid a divorce.... Read more

23 May 2019
Obstetric fistula survivors can seek free-of-charge treatment in one of the UNFPA-supported fistula units in Al-Thawrah Hospital or Al Shabeen Hospital in Sana’a or Al-Sadaka hospital in Aden. ©UNFPA Yemen

#BeWithHer: Ending Obstetric Fistula

Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries. A hole between the birth canal and bladder and/or rectum, it is caused by prolonged, obstructed labour without access to... Read more

1 May 2019

Meet the Woman Protecting Women in Yemen

SANA'A, Yemen – Bushra was only 14 years old when her family arranged a child marriage to an older man, and a year later she became pregnant. She was a mother of six when her husband lost his job.... Read more

22 April 2019

Strengthening the Reproductive Health Supply Chain in Yemen

UNFPA helped to launched the first national reproductive health logistics information management system (RH LIMS) in Yemen. The system will help improve the availability of lifesaving reproductive... Read more