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25 November 2020
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Stand up and say ‘enough’ to violence

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day to End Violence against Women 25 November 2020 Enough! That’s what we say, today and every day, to all forms of... Read more

24 November 2020
Statement

Championing the prevention of gender-based violence through campaigning for gender equality

JOINT STATEMENT By COTLA, the Council of Traditional Leaders of Africa, in association with UN Women and UNFPA   16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence On the occasion of the commencement... Read more

17 November 2020
News

How it took a village to create a brighter future for girls in Malawi

MANGOCHI, Malawi—In a year of little good news, pockets of Malawi are bucking an uncomfortable trend. A significant number of girls were dropping out of school each year to marry early or give birth... Read more

12 November 2020
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Despite global COVID-19 crisis, governments uphold support for women’s and girls’ health and rights, one year after historic Summit

New York, 12 November 2020—As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the health and economies of countries around the world, governments, non-governmental organizations,... Read more

12 November 2020
News

Hope in the warm heart of Africa: Malawi’s commitment to sexual and reproductive health and rights for all

Reflections following a country mission to Malawi by Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA Regional Director for East and Southern Africa Just by looking at fifteen-year-old... Read more

12 November 2020
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Even amid pandemic, governments and advocates rally behind sexual and reproductive health and rights

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Even as the global COVID-19 pandemic disrupts economies and strains health and social services, governments and partners are signalling that their commitment to the health... Read more

5 November 2020
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Communities step up efforts to end harmful practices: the inspiring story of Tilimbike Safe Community Space in Malawi

DOWA, Malawi—“Now I know that I have the right to quality education, the right to freely express my opinion and that early marriage is not a solution – thanks to the safe space, because it has made... Read more

27 October 2020
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Fulfilling our promise to girls in East and Southern Africa will give voice to and secure their equal future

Joint reflections by United Nations Senior Officials in Africa*   Thirteen-year-old Lydia Mwela from Zambia has observed too many girls in her community becoming pregnant, suffering gender-based ... Read more

24 October 2020
News

UN75 2020 and Beyond: Shaping Our Future Together

Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the United Nations As much as anniversaries celebrate what came before, this year’s United Nations Day—marking the Charter of the United Nations entering into force—... Read more

20 October 2020
News

Trusting statistics to tell the story

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On World Statistics Day, 20 October 2020 A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being... Read more

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