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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

7 June 2019

The Youth Forum in the Arab Region 2019: Call for youth participation

UNFPA and its partners in collaboration with the Tunisian Ministry of Youth and Sports are convening the second edition of the Youth Forum in the Arab Region in Tunisia from 20 to 22 August, 2019.... Read more

31 May 2019

Rawan’s story: How UNFPA sessions helped her escape early marriage

In a small office in South Lebanon, Rawan sits in a corner by a desk, shy and reserved. The eighteen-year-old seems eager to tell her story but is timid at the same time. She fled the war in Syria... Read more

6 February 2019

Take action to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030

Mary Oloiparuni was 13 when she was mutilated. Restrained in a doorway early one morning in her home, she was cut, bled profusely and experienced agonizing pain. The scarring she endured then... Read more

10 December 2018
Press Release

New Study on Gender Justice & the Law in the Arab States Region: Challenges persist as Arab Countries advance on Laws affecting Gender Equality

Beirut, 10 December 2018 – Many Arab countries have introduced positive legislative reforms that promote gender equality and protect women from violence. Yet guaranteeing equality before the law... Read more

19 August 2018

Urgent Efforts Needed to Protect Women and Girls in Crises

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day 2018 Women and girls uprooted by war or disaster are at heightened risk of rape, exploitation and abuse. Yet reaching... Read more