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9 March 2017
Press Release
JUBA, South Sudan – The famine in South Sudan, borne out of years of war, political instability and drought, now affects more than 100,000 people. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is... Read more
8 March 2017
MUBENDE, Uganda – Edith Nambalirwa’s smile lights the bustling business district in downtown Mubende. Watching as she glides her fingers with ease, knitting strands of a customer’s hair into... Read more
7 March 2017
Statement
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017 Gender equality is a human right. Women are entitled to live in dignity and in freedom from... Read more
28 February 2017
Dispatch
LUSAKA, Zambia - “I have seen girls become pregnant, become victims of violence and become HIV-positive, and I don't want to become one of those girls,” says Lydia Mwelwa, aged 13 years.  “I’m happy... Read more
22 February 2017
Dispatch
Tafadzwa Chamonyonga, Peer Educator from Zimbabwe
HURUNGWE DISTRICT, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe – At a local clinic, a young man emerges from the waiting room holding a brightly coloured mobile tablet. Tafadzwa Chamonyonga, 19, is a peer educator... Read more
16 February 2017
Dispatch
HA NTEMA, Maboloka, Mafeteng district, Lesotho – A small community in Lesotho has agreed to take an unusual step to help its young people access condoms, to improve their sexual and reproductive... Read more
15 February 2017
Dispatch
Swaziland – Traditional leaders hold significant power when it comes to realizing young people’s sexual and reproductive health rights. Yet many traditional communities in rural Swaziland have... Read more
9 February 2017
Dispatch
CHAMA DISTRICT, Eastern Province, Zambia – Before Kingsley Musama became a midwife, he worked as a miner. Now he finds himself indispensible, routinely saving women's lives at Chikwa Rural Health... Read more
3 February 2017
Statement
Joint message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 6 February... Read more
2 February 2017
Press Release
ADDIS ABABA, 31 January 2017 – Africa cannot attain vital goals in continental and global development agendas without ensuring access to voluntary family planning to millions of its women and girls.... Read more

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