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18 June 2021
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We need radical change to end violence against women and girls - GBV experts

If violence against women and girls is to end and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 on gender equality is to be achieved on the African continent by 2030, robust interventions, sustained... Read more

14 June 2021
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Switching the levers of change: restoring the decisions of women and girls over their bodies and future

BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of the Congo—Lisa* was orphaned as a child and raised by her sister and brother-in-law. Growing up in Bukavu, a small town in South Kivu, the threat of violence, conflict... Read more

3 June 2021
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Symposium exposes urgent need to improve menstrual health in Africa

Menstrual, sexual, and reproductive health  in the region reveals dire inequalities JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 3 June 2021 — The Africa Coalition Symposium on Menstrual Health saw the renewal of... Read more

3 June 2021
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Volcano eruption in Goma raises urgent need for reproductive health services for women and girls

NORTH KIVU, Democratic Republic of Congo, 3 June 2021— Following the eruption of the volcano, Mount Nyiragongo near Goma, tens of thousands of women and girls are in urgent need of critical sexual... Read more

28 May 2021
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Urgent funding needed to assist survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in Tigray

TIGRAY, Ethiopia – “I was running from place to place without food or shelter. I was in fear all the time. There was no safe place for me until I got to the safe house,” 22-year-old Selam* told UNFPA... Read more

28 May 2021
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Mozambique, Angola help girls manage menstrual health and hygiene in crises and beyond

MAPUTO, Mozambique/LUANDA, Angola – It can be challenging enough when a girl gets her first period – she may not even know what is happening to her body. Now put her in a situation in which she’s... Read more

24 May 2021
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Supporting the dignity of menstruating women and girls displaced by conflict in Mozambique

PEMBA, Mozambique—The day that the violent conflict began in Palma on March 24, Rosina* left her home and fled into the bush – and was caught off guard by her period. “This was a very challenging... Read more

19 May 2021
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Serving survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of the Congo – “We waited for hours in the distribution point until they eventually told us to go home. Hungry and empty-handed, I walked with three other women and two... Read more

17 May 2021
Press Release

Young people as game changers for a sustainable, green future

PRESS RELEASE JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 17 May 2021—UNFPA East and Southern Africa, under the auspices of the Safeguard Young People programme, today launched the ‘Climate HackLab’ project, which... Read more

15 May 2021
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Piloting drones to deliver life-saving products for women delivering in rural Botswana

PALAPYE, Botswana—Botswana, one of Africa’s few upper-middle income countries, is the the first country in Southern Africa and the third in Africa to pilot drone technology for health-care delivery.... Read more

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