KAMENGE, Burundi – When Ramadhani Mbonankira was orphaned, the survival of his family was no longer a certainty.
Ramadhani, now 32, lives with his two brothers and two nephews in Kamenge, north of... Read more
BUKWO, Uganda – “My wife told me how much she suffered when she was cut (female genital mutilation) at the age of 14. She also faced a hard time during the delivery of our first child. She had to be... Read more
Ejected from home by her family at the tender age of 17, Precious Hove found herself forced into an early marriage in a strange community. With nothing to her name, she was reliant on an abusive,... Read more
“If someone had told me that I would one day be subjected to domestic violence, I would not have believed it. I was raised to be a strong and independent woman. Many times I have asked myself why I... Read more
"I would like to prepare myself for the future and I'm ready to and excited about taking care of my own life. I call on all disabled people, especially girls, to refuse to be marginalized or deceived... Read more
TORIT, South Sudan – Insecurity, poverty and poor health care continue to be a deadly mix in South Sudan.
Tragedy struck the hospital in the eastern town of Torit after poor conditions and fear of... Read more
The signing of a new agreement in Angola leads the way for UNFPA to accelerate progress towards universal access to sexual and reproductive health, voluntary family planning and safe motherhood in... Read more
AFAMBO, Afar Region, Ethiopia – Fatuma Ahmed was married off when she was just 13 years old, in 2011. Like most girls from the remote Afar Region of Ethiopia, she had undergone female genital... Read more
BAHIR DAR, Ethiopia — When she was just a toddler, Zufan Fentahun was married to a much older man.
But at the age of seven she was among the first group of girls to join a project supported by UNFPA... Read more
MAPUTO, Mozambique – UNFPA Deputy Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem met government and civil society representatives, donors and other UNFPA partners here on Friday.
Dr. Kanem held discussions... Read more