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Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director, is interviewed by SABC News on the 8th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights, on the theme 'Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and Girls in Africa'.


Find out about Girl District, a youth innovation comic book series and education curriculum that uses stories to educate young people about their sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights.


UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has released its annual State of World Population Report, entitled 'Worlds Apart: Reproductive health and rights in an age of inequality'. Dr. Justine Coulson, UNFPA Deputy Regional Director for UNFPA East and Southern Africa, joined Morning Live to break down the contents of the report.


In today’s world, gaps in wealth have grown shockingly wide. Billions of people linger at the bottom, denied their human rights and prospects for a better life. At the top, resources and privileges accrue at explosive rates, pushing the world ever further from the vision of equality embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This is a path that we pursue at our peril. The yawning gap between the richest and the poorest is not only unfair, but a risk to economies, communities and nations.

Unless we start addressing the structural and multidimensional inequalities within our societies, we will never attain the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health for all. This standard was envisaged by the 179 governments that endorsed the Programme of Action of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which guides the work of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.



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.