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All roads lead to Nairobi in November this year, for the game-changing Nairobi Summit on ICPD25. Find out what UNFPA staff at the East and Southern Africa Regional Office are marching for, ahead of the Nairobi Summit from 12-14 November. #IMarchFor


UNFPA East and Southern Africa through the Safeguard Young People programme invited development partners to reflect on achievements in adolescents and young people's sexual and reproductive health since the International Conference on Population and Development in 1994.


UNFPA's Gender, Human Rights and Culture Branch in Technical Division together with Women Enabled International collaborated with the UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office to disseminate the Global Study on Youth with Disabilities and roll out the Guidelines in Johannesburg, South Africa, from  21-23 May 2019.


During the devastating Cyclone Idai in Mozambique earlier in 2019, women giving birth faced a life-threatening risk. While the waters rose inside this clinic and the roof started caving in, one brave midwife refused to leave their side. Here's what happened.


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.