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12 January 2022

Death of a friend's sister from female genital mutilation inspires award-winning app

KAMPALA, Uganda—What if girls and women who are at risk of or have survived female genital mutilation (FGM) could receive the right services and support right when they need them? This challenge led... Read more

10 January 2022

Men have a crucial role to play in ending gender-based violence, and we must act now

Despite concerted efforts to put a stop to sexual and gender-based violence, the threat continues to haunt women and girls in Malawi. An unacceptably high number of women experience violence in their... Read more

5 January 2022
Press Release

Repositioning HIV prevention to accelerate achievement of the 2025 global AIDS targets

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed some of the hard-won gains in the global HIV response–this was one of the key takeaways at the recent International Conference on AIDS... Read more

4 January 2022

Training midwives in Madagascar to bridge a dangerous gap in maternal health care

ANTANANARIVO/Madagascar – “It wasn’t until I stood alongside my classmates in the delivery room, encouraging an anxious mother-to-be as she gave birth to a little baby boy, that I realised just how... Read more

29 December 2021

Game changing Kenyan app tracking family planning commodities wins global award

ISIOLO, Kenya—As a frontline health-care worker at Isiolo County referral hospital, Denis Mutirithia has a critical role – and a new digital tool that will help him save lives. The pharmaceutical... Read more

24 December 2021

Relentless in our vision of empowered women and girls

As we close another memorable and challenging year, allow me to take a moment to reflect on and take pride in how we remained committed to changing the lives of women and girls against the backdrop... Read more

20 December 2021

Diamonds may be scarce – but sexual and reproductive health information shouldn’t be

LUAMBO, Democratic Republic of the Congo – Just 35 years old, Nsenga Malu has lived many lives. At first, she was a girl growing up in the city of Luambo, in her home country of the Democratic... Read more

13 December 2021
Press Release

Women and girls’ needs require urgent attention as climate shocks, conflict and COVID-19 fuel humanitarian crises

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 13 December 2021—Natural disasters, intensified by climate change, conflict and the continuing coronavirus pandemic, are driving up humanitarian needs and displacement... Read more

10 December 2021
Press Release

New country surveys inform policies on violence against women in the region

NAIROBI, Kenya, 10 December 2021—Representatives from national governments, regional bodies, international development agencies, and civil society organizations convened a high-level forum on the use... Read more

7 December 2021

The importance of comprehensive sexuality education for Africa’s young people

A message of support for the ESA Commitment from Professor Mbulelo Dyasi, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, INERELA+, delivered at ICASA 2021 As religious leaders, we have a trusting relationship... Read more