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17 September 2020
Press Release

New High-Level Commission will ensure promises made at Nairobi Summit are kept as COVID-19 pandemic threatens to turn back the clock for women’s health and rights

NEW YORK—A new High-Level Commission of advocates, experts and activists was established today to help commitments to women’s health and rights made at the November 2019 Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 stay... Read more

29 August 2020
News
Youth on Accelerating the Cairo Promise

Lesotho Youth Reflect on ICPD Amidst COVID-19

A year after young people in Lesotho signed a commitment on accelerating the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Program of Action and nine months... Read more

29 August 2020
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Women in Lesotho to Continue Accessing FP Services Amidst COVID-19

Amid the ravaging effects of COVID-19 in Lesotho, women, including those in the remotest areas, are expected to continue accessing the most needed family planning services. This after UNFPA, the... Read more

12 August 2020
News
Celebrating youth day

Perspectives of Young People on Youth Day

Matseliso Motsoane It has been about 9 months since a delegation of young people from Lesotho including myself, attended the ICPD25 Summit in Nairobi. The international conference convened with the... Read more

15 July 2020
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Celebrating World Population Day in times of COVID 19

Every year on 11th July, World Population Day is commemorated globally, to heighten advocacy and raise awareness of global population issues. This year we are commemorating the day under the theme, “... Read more

30 June 2020
Press Release

Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

Urgent, accelerated action needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other practices that harm women and girls, according to new UNFPA report 30 June 2020, NEW YORK—Every year,... Read more

30 June 2020
News

Five things you didn’t know about practices that harm girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. New York, USA, 27 April 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the... Read more

22 April 2020
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COVID-19 Lock down exacerbates Gender Based Violence cases in Lesotho

While Lesotho has not as yet reported any case of COVID-19 yet, concerns are raised about the Gender Based Violence (GBV), particularly domestic violence that could be exacerbated by the current 21-... Read more

4 March 2020
News

Why family planning is even more necessary in countries in drought due to climate change

HA MOEKETSANE, Mokhotlong district, Lesotho—For Regina Mokoena, a village health worker at Ha Moeketsane, family planning becomes even more of an imperative in times of drought. Especially for women... Read more

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