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Find out how UNFPA in Rwanda is empowering women and young people to access sexual and reproductive health and rights, especially family planning.


Siv Greyson, a university student and non-binary transperson, explains why it would be exciting for her if there could be a shift in how people perceive bodies and what menstruating in that body can mean.


Zolani Mahola, lead singer of internationally renowned South African band Freshlyground, explains why menstruation for her is when she feels at the height of her feminine power.


Zizipho Ntobongwana, MD of Sheba Feminine Hygiene, which produces biodegradable sanitary-ware, talks about the power of the period and her first experience of menstruating.


Wes Leal, a 19-year-old university student, breaks the silence around people who menstruate but who are not women.


Listen to Kim Windvogel, Co-Director of FEM Projects, discuss the nuances and emotions of experiencing the menstrual period.


Eliza Stewart, a 16-year-old schoolgirl from Cape Town, South Africa, sells menstrual cups in her spare time. Listen to her talk about why she began using a menstrual cup, and the benefits for the environment.


Listen to Sister Nalubega Florence talking about what the Government of Uganda has done to reduce the extent of fistula in the country - from more than 200,000 women in 2006 to fewer than 75,000 today - and what this devastating condition entails.


A video showing the remarkable rise in access to family planning in Ethiopia over the past two decades, which is improving maternal health and the nation's ability to reap a demographic dividend, with support from UNFPA Supplies.


Dr Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director, speaking at the 8th African Conference on Sexual Health and Rights, held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 14-16 February 2018.