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Watch the demo day of the second Ugandan accelerator cycle, at which four startups were launched, on 5 October 2017. The Innovation Accelerator was funded by DFID and supported by UNFPA. The video features profiles of all seven startups accelerated in Uganda across two accelerator cycles. These are seven social enterprises, all led by young professionals who took charge in solving sexual and reproductive challenges that affect their peers. UNFPA's Innovation Accelerator programme supported them in becoming agents of positive social change in their countries.


Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, UNFPA Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, making a statement on the launch of this new report, the first of its kind for the region.


A snapshot of our work in the DRC in August 2017.


Is it true that young people are typically victims and/or perpetrators of violence in times of conflict? Young peace builders from 15 countries in East and Southern Africa gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa, to discuss how young people can contribute towards creating peace and security, and being the change they want to see. This is what they had to say.


This is the story of Faith Kiraison, a courageous girl who ran away from her home at the tender age of 11 to avoid female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage. Find out how UNFPA is supporting her right to sexual and reproductive health and to stay in school, to lead a healthy, empowered life.

This is the first episode of the UNFPA Kenya #HerStoryHerVoice Series.


Fact: family planning is a human right. Yet 214 million women worldwide lack access to family planning. In 2016, contraceptives provided by UNFPA prevented more than 11 million unintended pregnancies and 3 million unsafe abortions.


In Mozambique, a country where the majority of school drop outs are due to early pregnancy among adolescent girls and around 13 per cent of the population is living with HIV and AIDS, the MoBiz programme is using new technology to inform and improve young people's access to sexual and reproductive health services. Here's how.


Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, former Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on 4 June 2017. Watch this moving tribute to his life in service of humanity.


The Geração Biz Programme (PGB) is a Government of Mozambique programme to provide quality health information and services to adolescents and young people, to help reduce child marriage and early pregnancy.

Discover the SMS Biz/U-Report platform, established under PGB, which is an SMS-based service that supports adolescents and young people with confidential access to free information, counselling and referrals on the issues of child marriage, gender-based violence, HIV, and other sexual and reproductive health challenges faced by youth.


Empowering, educating and employing adolescents and youth is a precondition for harnessing the demographic dividend, unleashing the power of young people and paving the path to prosperity. This is what the Youth Enterprise Model (YEM) embodies.

By integrating sexual and reproductive health with formal and informal business and employment training, YEM presents great opportunities for Uganda’s young people. Here's how.