Events

6 February 2017 - 6 February 2017

Mogadishu

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Joint message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

6 February 2017

The world must make faster progress to end female genital mutilation by 2030

It irreparably damages girls’ bodies, inflicting excruciating pain. It causes extreme emotional trauma that can last a lifetime.

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11 October 2016 - 11 October 2016

Mogadishu, Somalia

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day of the Girl Child

“Is anyone out there even thinking of improving our lives?” asks Susmita, a teenager from Odisha, India.

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Investing in Teenage Girls

11 July 2016 - 11 July 2016

Mogadishu, Somalia

Statements on World Population Day

Governments everywhere need to invest in teenage girls in ways that empower them to make important life decisions and equip them to one day earn a living, engage in the affairs of their communities and be on an equal footing with their male counterparts.

 

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