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Past Events

23 May 2018 - 23 May 2018


International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth. The condition typically leaves women incontinent, as well as subject to infections or other health conditions. Women with fistula are often shunned by their communities.


8 March 2018 - 8 March 2018


International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on 8 March, is dedicated to reflecting on the achievements of ordinary women who have made an extraordinary impact in their countries and communities, and to celebrate the contributions of women all around the world. The theme for this year's International Women's Day is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives.”


12 February 2018 - 16 February 2018

Johannesburg, South Africa

8th African Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

The 8th African Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ACSHR) is being held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 14-15 February, including a Youth Pre-Conference event from 12-13 February. Key speakers at the event include UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, and the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, from Sri Lanka.