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
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
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
Burundi – Twelve-year-old Veva Maëlla Ndabashinze is an exceptional girl. Barely out of primary school, she believes passionately that in the next 15 years she will go far because she has a burning... Read more
The Nomad, a chic handbag made of raffia and silk, is equipped with a small photovoltaic charger to power your smartphone or tablet – and it helps you to reduce your carbon footprint. This is the... Read more
UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin
On the Occasion of the Launch of The State of World Population 2016
Today, we release The State of World Population 2016, published by UNFPA, the United... Read more
Ten-year-old Temawelase is a sixth-grader in a rural community in the Hhohho region of Swaziland. Almost 4000 kilometres away, her age-mate Daline has just finished primary school in Yaoundé, the... Read more
When a girl reaches age 10, her world changes – where she ends up depends on the support she receives and the power she has to shape her own future.
There are 620 million adolescent girls in East and... Read more