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Seminar i FN-byen: Seksuelle og reproduktive rettigheder i Yemens og Iraks humanitære kriser


Onsdag, 25. oktober 2017 - 15:30 til 17:00


FN Byen, Marmorvej 51, 2100 København Ø - Room 0.9.34

Join a discussion with experts from the field 

Protection of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls in the ongoing humanitarian situation in Yemen and Iraq 

In Yemen, millions of people continue to face a triple tragedy from the spectre of famine, the world’s largest ever single-year cholera outbreak due to a man-made conflict that erupted in March 2015. In Iraq, the retaking of Mosul resulted in a displacement of >900,000 bringing the total of internally displaced people to 3.2 million with close to 7 million in need of humanitarian assistance. 

The population displacement, the lack of adequate health professionals and structural damage to facilities have put significant strain on existing social services, including reproductive health services in Iraq and Yemen. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund is working to provide reproductive health services, equipment and medication to women and girls, and to prevent and respond to gender-based violence, which is highly prevalent. 

UNFPA invites you to a talk about SRHR in humanitarian settings together with the UNFPA Country Representatives in Yemen and Iraq, and Regional Partnership Adviser, Arab States, Sherin SaadAllah. 

Anjali Sen, Country Representative, UNFPA Yemen. Ms. Sen brings with her nearly 30 years of experience in the development and government sector. Prior to joining UNFPA, Ms. Sen, worked as Regional Director at the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) for the South Asia, and held a number of senior positions in the Indian government. 

Ramanathan Balakrishnan, Country Representative, UNFPA Iraq. Mr. Balakrishnan has more than 20 years of experience in rural development and multilateral cooperation, e.g. as Deputy Regional Director for UN Women Asia-Pacific (2012-2015), and Resident Representative UNDP in Libya (2007-2012). 

Kindly register your participation on Eventbrite no later than 22 October. 

For more information contact Patricia Grundberg; [email protected] / +45 4533 7303