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20 May 2022
SWOP 2022 Launched

Young People Bear the Brunt of Unintended Pregnancies

The high rate of obstetric and gynaecological admissions due to abortion from 2019-2021 were among issues that came out highly during the Launch of the State of the World Population Report (2022) in... Read more

7 April 2022
ED World Health Day message

Sexual and reproductive health: a foundation of resilience and well-being for people and planet

Kaila! In Fiji, it means to cry out loud. It can announce a celebration—or be a passionate call to action. At a moment of profound planetary crisis, Fiji and other Small Island Developing States are... Read more

1 April 2022

7 myths about unintended pregnancy debunked

Half. That is the alarmingly high proportion of pregnancies that girls and women do not deliberately choose. The neglected crisis of unintended pregnancy is the subject of UNFPA’s flagship 2022 State... Read more

8 March 2022
Celebrating Women's Day

International Women's Day

    Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies. More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring... Read more

14 February 2022
UNFPA Concerned About Maternal Deaths

High Maternal Mortality of Great Concern to UNFPA

The high rate of maternal mortality particularly among young girls aged between 15 -24 due to complications of unwanted pregnancies, which often result in them dropping out of school is of great... Read more

6 February 2022
Getting integrated SRHR, HIV and SGBV services

Increasing Access to Quality Integrated SRHR, HIV and SGBV Services

When a high school teenager visited a clinic at Ha Koali, in Berea district, for treatment of a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI), the Nursing Officer at the clinic offered her counselling and... Read more

10 December 2021
Many Women Failed by Workplace Injustices and Education Systems” Rethabile “Sebaibai” Sakoane

Not fully empowered to Stand up and Do it for Ourselves, Rethabile Sebaibai Sakoane

For Rethabile “Sebaibai” Sakoane, Gender Based Violence is a cancer that should be treated with severe force because if people keep on tip-toeing around the issue and giving excuses for incidents of... Read more

9 December 2021
“Lipsticks and Scars, Thakane Shale

“Lipsticks, Scars and the whole Shebang”

Have you ever connected or related lipsticks with story-telling publications? Well, Thakane Shale - “a young woman based in Lesotho and who loves words, women and wine,” has done exactly that.... Read more

2 December 2021
Press Release

UNFPA launches bodyright, a new ‘copyright’ symbol to demand protection from online violence

“It’s time for technology companies and policymakers to take digital violence seriously,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem. “Right now, corporate logos and copyrighted IP receive... Read more

1 December 2021
Commemorating World AIDS Day 2021

Pandemics will thrive as long as inequalities do, Dr Natalia Kanem

As the world embarks on a third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot forget that we are also on the cusp of the fifth decade of the AIDS pandemic. The continued spread of these two viruses lays... Read more