UNFPA: Delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted,
every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential fulfilled.

News

18 August 2017

Reproductive health and rights must be protected in crises

Every woman has the right to decide whether or when she will become pregnant, to give birth safely and to be protected from gender-based violence. Yet every day, untold millions of women and girls, whose lives have been...

15 August 2017

From abused child bride to a role model for girls

Like any other young woman, Jenipher Sanni dreams of making it big. But for a girl who survived a year-long abusive marriage at age 14 and with gritted determination to get an education, walked for four hours to school...

11 August 2017

Halkano's Story: Replacing violent cattle rustling with economic empowerment in northern Kenya

Violence has been a regular occurrence in the northern Kenyan community that he grew up in. Yet even from a young age, Halkano Boru has been able to help change this reality.

11 August 2017

Harnessing youth potential through health critical to Africa’s demographic dividend

The world today is home to 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 – and the youth population is growing fastest in developing countries. With young people making up about 60 per cent of Africa’s...

Videos

What did UNFPA do in the DRC in August 2017?
What did UNFPA do in the DRC in August 2017?
Can Young People Help Build Peace?
Can Young People Help Build Peace?
FGM and Child Marriage in Kenya
#HerStoryHerVoice Series
UNFPA: Family Planning
UNFPA: Family Planning
MoBiz 2017
MoBiz 2017

Publications

This study reviews the laws, policies and related frameworks in 23 countries in East and...