ISLAMABAD (Khyber Mail): The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of Japan have successfully completed a project aimed at expanding life-saving emergency interventions for women and girls in seven districts of Sindh and Balochistan. These areas were severely affected by the floods in 2022.

The Government of Japan generously provided $1.85 million to UNFPA to reach the most vulnerable women and girls in areas where health and protection services and infrastructure were damaged.

H.E. Wada Mitsuhiro, the Ambassador of Japan, noted the dire situation for pregnant women and the increasing risks of gender-based violence due to the damaged infrastructure and disrupted health services. As a result, the Government of Japan prioritized life-saving sexual and reproductive healthcare services for pregnant women and prevention of gender-based violence in the flood-affected areas.

“The government of Japan is committed to ensuring women’s human rights and fighting against all forms of gender-based violence. Women, Peace and Security (WPS) is a fundamental pillar for sustainable development,” said Ambassador Mitsuhiro.

The successful completion of this project marks a significant step towards ensuring the safety and well-being of women and girls in disaster-stricken areas.

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