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18 February 2020
Press Release

Statement on the events taking place in Northwestern Syria

Cairo, 18 February 2020 - UNFPA is gravely alarmed about the current humanitarian situation unfolding in northwestern Syria, where hostilities have continued to cause mass displacements and damage to... Read more

6 February 2020

Unleashing Youth Power: A Decade of Accelerating Actions Towards Zero Female Genital Mutilation

6 February 2020 – When Tabitha was growing up in rural Kenya, most of her 16-year-old peers were subjected to female genital mutilation – a human rights violation that more than 4 million girls... Read more

9 January 2020

Sahar's fight

Sahar’s story is one of courage and resilience in the face of adversity. The 33-year-old, originally from Aleppo in Syria, left at the height of the conflict in 2011 and fled to Lebanon with her... Read more

3 December 2019

The UN and National Commission for Lebanese Women launch a 16-day campaign against GBV

The global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November-10 December) has begun. On this occasion, the United Nations System in Lebanon and the National Commission for Lebanese Women... Read more

4 October 2019

Celebrating successes and achievements

UNFPA Lebanon and nine local partners celebrated the achievements of a three-year programme (2017-2019), whose aim was to empower women and young girls through promoting reproductive health and... Read more

1 October 2019

A pledge to support women and girls

Over the last three years, UNFPA and its partners have been working across Lebanon on sensitization and awareness raising to empower individuals and communities to take informed decisions on family... Read more

21 August 2019
A participant shows off his medal © Beirut Marathon Association

Running for youth rights

International Youth Day celebrations took on an exceptional twist this year: almost 200 young girls and boys between the ages of 7 and 17 ran through the streets of Qalamoun, North Lebanon, in a 2K... Read more

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

29 July 2019

A family of peer educators

Zeina, 40, and Khouloud, 38, had fallen on hard times. The sisters are from Eastern Ghouta in Syria, and following a siege, fled to Lebanon, first Khouloud in 2014 then Zeina, who lost her eldest son... 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