It is women and girls who are paying the highest price in today's crises — as their bodies become battlefields in war zones, and they struggle to maintain their dignity and the health and welfare of their families, writes Babatunde Osotimehin, the executive director of the U.N. Population Fund.

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  • Babatunde Osotimehin

    Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin is executive director of the U.N. Population Fund since January 2011. A renowned physician and public health expert, he was previously Nigerian minister of health and director-general of the country’s agency on AIDS. At UNFPA, Babatunde supervises efforts to promote the rights and ability of young people to build a better world in the context of sexual and reproductive health.