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30 June 2020

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

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

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

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

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

13 August 2019
From Maseru to Nairobi

UNFPA Regional Director for ESAR on Mission to Advance the ICPD Agenda

The buildup to the upcoming International   Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Nairobi Summit on ICPD25:  Accelerating the Promise to be held in Nairobi reached fever pitch in the... Read more

10 July 2019
Lesotho Youth Commit to Accelerating the Cairo Promise

Lesotho Youth Commitment to Accelerating the Promise of ICPD: The road to Nairobi

Young people of Lesotho signed a commitment on accelerating the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Program of Action of 1994, during the Lesotho Youth... Read more

24 May 2019

People-centered development is critical for Africa's future to ensure the Africa We Want

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, recommitted to the revolutionary decision taken at the 1994 International Conference on Population and... Read more

22 May 2019

Ending obstetric fistula: Devastating and preventable childbirth injury continues to haunt women

SIMIYU, United Republic of Tanzania – Keflene Yakobo tried to do everything right during her pregnancy. Though she was young – married at age 17 and pregnant at 19 – she was diligent about receiving... Read more

18 April 2019
Women Walk Long distances to get water during drought

Empathy Upsurge for GBV Survivors

When a 14-year-old girl who was still in primary school was made pregnant by a Herder in her village in Mafeteng, 77 kilometers from Lesotho’s capital Maseru, she was married off to the Herder by her... Read more