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UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office organized a conversation on 'What's Changed?' for people living with disabilities, in terms of their sexual and reproductive health, since the ground-breaking 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, Egypt.


At TICAD 7 a side event on gender-based violence and appropriate measures to prevent and respond to this issue to build resilience in Africa was organized by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, the African Union and the Organisation of African First Ladies for Development in Yokohama, Japan.


This video describes Zambia’s progress towards fulfilling the promise of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), by providing the voices of beneficiaries, as well as statements of commitment by the UNFPA Zambia Representative and the First Lady of the Republic of Zambia, to support national actions to accelerate progress on the ICPD Programme of Action.


Cyclones Idai and Kenneth have had a huge impact on women and girls in the affected areas of Mozambique. Most of them have lost everything. Victoria climbed a tree to escape the rising waters, while her was menstrual blood was flowing. This video, brought to you by UNFPA and the African Coalition for Menstrual Health Management, shows how UNFPA is assisting women and girls to manage their menstrual health in this difficult time.


The marginalization of indigenous groups led to the outbreak of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2016, displacing more than 300,000 people. UNFPA in the DRC, together with the provincial government of Tanganyika, has launched a project to promote peace and reconciliation. This focuses on boosting work for young people and supporting them to become agents of change to advance social cohesion.

Tusikilizane (Let's Listen to Each Other) is a revolutionary conflict resolution programme that is already seeing good results.


Obstetric fistula is a debilitating injury that usually results from obstructed labour, one of the major causes of maternal deaths. A fistula can usually be repaired with reconstructive surgery.

Most women affected by this injury do not know about the treatment available, or they are unable to afford it or to reach the facilities where it is available. At Mendefera Referral Hospital in Eritrea, UNFPA is supporting the efforts of the Eritrean government and partners to heal fistulas and restore hope for the women who suffer from this condition. 


A pre-conference event on the Demographic Dividend: Investing for a Lifetime of Returns - And Generations to come was held ahead of the International Conference on Family Planning, in Kigali, Rwanda.


UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem took time out during the International Conference on Family Planning to pay her respects at Kigali Genocide Memorial to the victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.


A high-level delegation headed by Dereje Wordofa, UNFPA Deputy Executive Director and UN Assistant Secretary-General visited Eritrea on 18-19 October 2018 to view the country's development gains.


"We don't plan to have more children. Education is important. I would like my two children to go to university and I am preparing for that," says Sharrow Vilinga Nalisi, 31, from Kenya. She explains why access to modern contraceptive methods is important to her.