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16 September 2020
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(Dhaka, 16 September 2020) - As the spread of COVID-19 continues to threaten communities around Bangladesh, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is closely working with the Directorate General... Read more
31 August 2020
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“I think I have to throw all my old ideas into the dustbin!” This was probably the most frequently heard sentence during the four-day virtual lab hosted by UNFPA Bangladesh from 10th to 13th August... Read more
25 August 2020
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Minara, dressed fully in black, cradles her newborn in her arms. She patiently waits for her turn at the maternal and child health unit in the Ukhiya sub-district of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The... Read more
19 August 2020
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UNFPA distributes tailor-made dignity kits for the transgender community
"For the first time in my life, I felt that I was treated like a normal human being."”, says Kajli, a member of the transgender community in Kurigram District, Bangladesh.  As part of the UN’s... Read more
19 August 2020
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“Since my childhood, I wanted to do something impactful for women and girls”, says Anjuman Hossain, a humanitarian worker at UNFPA’s Women Friendly Spaces in Cox’s Bazar. “But when I started to work... Read more
13 August 2020
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(Dhaka, 13 August 2020): As the world continues to implement measures to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the government of Bangladesh has made considerable efforts to address the... Read more
4 August 2020
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Originally published by UNDP Bangladesh here. -- As the country battles the Covid-19 pandemic, women are having to battle a multitude of issues, starting from gender-based violence and... Read more
23 July 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic poses uniquely difficult challenges for Bangladesh given the country’s high population density, fragile health system, and low awareness of preventing virus transmission at... Read more
11 July 2020
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11 July 2020 (Dhaka, Bangladesh): The COVID-19 pandemic is having a staggering toll on people, communities and economies around the world. It is affecting the lives of women and girls by increasing... Read more
30 June 2020
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30 June 2020, Bangladesh –  Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and... Read more

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