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7 December 2021
Press Release

Leaders from Eastern and Southern Africa recommit to the education, health and well-being of adolescents and young people

JOHANNESBURG, 07 December 2021 – Ministers of education, health, gender, and youth in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA), expressed overwhelming support to continue their joint efforts towards... Read more

2 December 2021
Press Release

New milestone scorecard to hold governments accountable on progress on sexual and reproductive health in SADC

LILONGWE, Malawi—The SADC Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Scorecard, a high-level peer accountability tool that countries use to track progress towards achieving the SRHR strategy of... Read more

2 December 2021
Press Release

UNFPA launches bodyright, a new ‘copyright’ symbol to demand protection from online violence

“It’s time for technology companies and policymakers to take digital violence seriously,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem. “Right now, corporate logos and copyrighted IP receive... Read more

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

1 December 2021
News

Between a rock and a hard place: how women refugees are bearing the brunt of Gambella’s forgotten crisis in Ethiopia

GAMBELLA, Ethiopia—“My only joy is my child. I don’t have anything else in life,” says South Sudanese refugee Nyabel Jock, 19, during a pregnancy check up at Jewi Health Centre, Jewi Refugee Camp, in... 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

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

24 November 2021
News

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
News

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

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