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15 July 2020

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

Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, with the full knowledge and consent of their... Read more

30 June 2020

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

Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

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

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the number of women unable to access family planning, facing unintended pregnancies, gender-based violence and... 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

For village health worker Regina Mokoena, family planning becomes even more of an imperative for women in times of drought. And the new self-... 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

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, recommitted to the revolutionary decision taken at the 1994 International Conference... Read more

22 May 2019

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

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... Read more