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On World AIDS Day, as we unite in support of people living with and affected by HIV, let us remember all those who have lost their lives to AIDS, and those who mourn them. As the world combats another virus, COVID-19, it must not forget HIV. While the two viruses differ in many ways, the parallels between them reflect the vulnerabilities that these viruses exploit, passing most readily to marginalized groups wi...
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Violence against Women Enough! That’s what we say, today and every day, to all forms of violence against women and girls. Enough to domestic violence. Enough to rape. Enough to harmful practices like female genital mutilation. And enough to impunity for one of the most flagrant and pervasive violations of human rights....
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Gaborone, BOTSWANA- Even under normal circumstances, persons with disabilities face discrimination and exclusion from services and decision-making. As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the world, and information on how to take care of ourselves is shared in various platforms, persons with disabilities face more barriers to accessing the information and services as they are often overlooked in emergency response.