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1 December 2021
Statement

Pandemics will thrive as long as inequalities do

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day 2021 As the world embarks on a third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot forget that we are also on the cusp of the... Read more

28 November 2021
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The SADC SRHR 2021 Milestone Scorecard Launched

The inception of the SADC SRHR scorecard was spearheaded by  Member States: South Africa, Namibia Eswatini, Botswana and Malawi. By 2018, they had galvanised enough support and  the SADC Ministers of... Read more

25 November 2021
Statement

Violence in the online world is real, wrong, and it must be stopped

International Day to End Violence against Women  25 November 2021  Violence in the online world is real. It is also wrong, and it must be stopped. It may seem like the online world is safe for women... Read more

25 November 2021
Press Release

Innovative Safeguard Young People Programme expands to empower more adolescents and young people in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 24 November 2021—The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) East and Southern Africa Regional Office announced the long-awaited expansion of their flagship Safeguard Young... Read more

24 November 2021
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A day in the life of a sexual and reproductive health activist in Angola: how young people are leading change

VIANA, Luanda, Angola—“The problem that the girls go through is they are discriminated against. They are judged and then for some reason, they feel they have to help [out at] the house, so they get... Read more

18 November 2021
Press Release

Deliver gender-sensitive responses for millions of women and girls who bear the brunt of climate change – COP26

  PRESS RELEASE GLASGOW, Scotland, 9 November 2021—A side-event organized by the African Development Bank and UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, highlighted how COP26... Read more

15 November 2021
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Ending the suffering of sex workers in East and Southern Africa: a collaborative effort to ensure health and rights

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—“Sex workers’ lives matter. We live in a world of inequality and those most marginalized suffer most when pandemics and humanitarian challenges strike,” said Beatrice... Read more

11 November 2021
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Kenya’s GBV helpline: using data to tackle the culture of silence and secrecy on FGM and other harmful practices

NAIROBI, Kenya—A spike in calls to the national helpline for gender-based violence was one of the first signs that all was not well. It was December 2020, about nine months into Kenya’s nation-wide... Read more

10 November 2021
News

Ensuring women deliver safely despite dire humanitarian situation in Tigray, Ethiopia

MEKELLE, Tigray—“They have saved my life and that of my daughter. I stayed under their care the whole night and delivered my baby girl safely,” says Selam, the first mother to deliver her baby at the... Read more

7 November 2021
Press Release

Empowered generations are key partners in achieving the collective development goals

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa–In a region where development gains are reversing because of multiple hazards – from climate change to conflict, disasters and the COVID-10 pandemic – leaders from East and... Read more

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