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8 November 2017
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MORONI, Comoros – Sara* was 17 when she found out she was pregnant. Living in a rural village in the Comoros, she carried the entire pregnancy in secret, and then gave birth in a hospital bathroom. “... Read more
1 November 2017
Opinion
Opinion editorial By Dr. Julitta Onabanjo About 80 per cent of all persons with disabilities live in developing countries, with 15 per cent of Africans estimated to have moderate to severe... Read more
1 November 2017
News
UNFPA side event on ‘Young People Mixed Migration: Drivers and Implications’ International Population Conference, Cape Town ICC CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 28 October—Young migrants are congregating in... Read more
25 October 2017
News
MOMA DISTRICT, Nampula—“Girls and women’s voices have been shut down. We don’t hear them. As a mentor I hope to contribute to a change in the position of girls and women in my community, and help... Read more
17 October 2017
News
KAMPALA, Uganda – Noelle Aryanyijuka is known as the ‘pad girl’ across rural communities and refugee settlements in Uganda. She is the Chief Executive Officer of EcoSmart Pads, a youth-led Ugandan... Read more
17 October 2017
Press Release
The State of World Population 2017: Unchecked inequality and failure to protect the rights of poorest women could undermine peace and world’s development goals, new UNFPA report warns • Only about... Read more
10 October 2017
Statement
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Girl Child 11 October 2017 Girls today enjoy better life prospects than previous generations, in many ways.... Read more
10 October 2017
News
SENGA BAY, Malawi – After finishing class for the day, Fatima Muhammed and Deborah Chavula head to their school’s sewing room to make sanitary napkins. It is an unusual after-school activity, but a... Read more
4 October 2017
Press Release
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 October 2017 — Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by UN Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds... Read more
2 October 2017
News
MUBENDE DISTRICT, Uganda — “I was 18 (years old) and there was a lot of peer pressure. You go to clubs and get drunk,” says Matovu Badru Kasozi, 24, who lives in Mubende district in rural Uganda. He... Read more

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