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17 October 2017
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
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
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
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
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
29 September 2017
THABA TSEKA, Lesotho – A life of herding sheep, goats and cattle in the mountains of Lesotho is almost all Tihoare Makere, 21, has ever known. Like many herd boys in his community, Tihoare never... Read more
20 September 2017
Press Release
Johannesburg, 20 September 2017 – An estimated 303,000 maternal deaths occurred globally in 2015[1]. Nearly all of these deaths were preventable, and all of them occurred in low and middle income... Read more
6 September 2017
RUMBEK, South Sudan – Elizabeth Ayumpou Balang is a teacher at a nursery and primary school in Rumbek, a town in central South Sudan. It is her dream job, but it did not come easily. Like many girls... Read more
29 August 2017
KASAI, the Democratic Republic of the Congo – When Jacqueline Lusambo fell pregnant with her second child 8 months ago, not once did it occur to her that she would be forced to see the pregnancy to... Read more

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