The United Nations Population Fund receives a US$6.5 million grant from Dutch Government to strengthen commodity supply chain system and enhance access to care for SGBV survivors in the provinces of... Read more
BENTIU, South Sudan – Nyador Dagey, 35, was three months pregnant and bleeding from a gunshot wound when she fled her village in Rubkona County, in South Sudan’s Unity State, last March.
The... Read more
GOKWE NORTH DISTRICT, Zimbabwe – After completing her nursing training at Kwekwe Hospital, Sister Violet Makaza, 29, decided to do more specialist training supported by UNFPA, the United Nations... Read more
At the age of fifteen, Anna wanted to become a famous singer. The youngest of seven girls, all of her sisters were married off at an early age, most of them because they were pregnant, and she... Read more
JUBA, South Sudan – Since the July outbreak of violence in South Sudan, UN-protected camps in the capital have seen a spike in displaced people seeking shelter. The surge has compounded demands at... Read more
UNITED NATIONS, New York/BAGRE, Burkina Faso – Presidents, ministers, and United Nations and World Bank officials met at UN Headquarters in New York on 19 September to strengthen their commitments... Read more
NGAZIDJA, Comoros – When Jiminie Moussa, a Comorian girl born into a modest family, began dating a man who was old enough to be her father when she was just 16 years old, her parents knew about their... Read more
PETAUKE, Zambia – “I have learned that as a girl, I also have a voice in my community. I can speak out when things are wrong, such as when I’m forced to marry before I complete school,” says... Read more
Burcard Umuhoza, 28, a male midwife in Gisenyi district hospital in the Western province of Rwanda, has taken a personal oath to ensure motherhood is safe – starting with the hospital he works in.
He... Read more
“As a young nurse, I saw a young woman go through a difficult labour. She was in intense pain. At the time I knew little about delivering a baby. She was crying out non stop as I attempted to make... Read more