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9 December 2020
Statement

Standing up for human rights more important than ever

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Human Rights Day 10 December Realizing human rights, equal and inalienable for every person, is the most just and meaningful goal of any... Read more

4 December 2020
Press Release

Traditional leaders innovate to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in Africa

COTLA, the Council of Traditional Leaders of Africa, in association with UN Women and UNFPA The Role of Traditional Leaders in Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights JOHANNESBURG, South... Read more

4 December 2020
News

Traditional leaders rally to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights, and keep women and girls free from harm

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—“Today, I see glimmers of hope, from enabling policies and legislation to end violence, to reproductive justice movements led by young women aimed at ensuring bodily... Read more

3 December 2020
Statement

The health systems we build back after COVID-19 must reach everyone

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3 December 2020   More than a billion people: that’s how many live with a disability... Read more

3 December 2020
News

Pandemic, stigma threaten to leave persons with disabilities behind, consultations show

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelms health systems, shutters businesses and triggers a spike in gender-based violence, persons with disabilities face particularly acute... Read more

1 December 2020
News

Groups already vulnerable to HIV face increased risks during COVID-19 pandemic

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Marginalized groups with high vulnerability to HIV infection – commonly known as “key populations” – face significantly increased risks during the COVID-19 pandemic,... Read more

1 December 2020
Statement

COVID-19 threatens to exacerbate inequalities faced by many living with HIV

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2020   On World AIDS Day, as we unite in support of people living with and affected by HIV, let us remember all... Read more

1 December 2020
Statement

Joint responsibility, solidarity and urgency: UNFPA's innovative response to HIV and COVID-19

Opinion editorial World AIDS Day 2020 This World AIDS Day finds us straddling two pandemics. On the one hand, the HIV and AIDS pandemic, which we have been contending with for four decades, and on... Read more

30 November 2020
News

Sex workers' struggle for sexual health and rights during the COVID-19 pandemic

MOMBASA, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda—Each month, Pendo*, a 32-year-old sex worker living with HIV, received antiretroviral medicines (ARVs) and contraceptives at a drop-in centre near her home in... Read more

27 November 2020
News

Our march continues 365 days a year

Blog post Message from Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, UNFPA Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women   This year has been a... Read more

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