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7 April 2020
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People still have sex during outbreaks. Forgetting that can be deadly

The world is gearing up its response to the rapidly spreading new coronavirus, SARS-Cov-2. But as it does so, access to sexual and reproductive health services and care are being severely curtailed.... Read more

7 April 2020
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It is a myth that people living with disabilities do not need to prevent unplanned pregnancies, HIV and STIs – we are not asexual

FRANCISTOWN, Botswana—“Accessing condoms and other contraceptives is quite difficult for us because there is a huge communication barrier between us and those assisting us. They do not understand... Read more

6 April 2020
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Why it is imperative that we place nurses, doctors and midwives’ needs and rights at the frontline of the government response to COVID-19

Our Humanity in Times of Crisis: Part 3 Blog by Dr. Julitta Onabanjo Today, we witness the COVID-19 pandemic uniting the world in ways that were unimaginable just a few weeks ago. In the face of... Read more

30 March 2020
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Engaging Africa’s youth in the fight against COVID-19

Blog: Our Humanity in a Time of Crisis: Part II By Dr. Julitta Onabanjo As we begin the first week of a three-week-long lockdown in South Africa, my thoughts turn to two young adults in lockdown in... Read more

27 March 2020
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Women, girls, health workers must not be overlooked in global COVID-19 response

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem With each passing day, the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences are becoming ever more apparent and alarming. UNFPA, the United... Read more

27 March 2020
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Generation Equality: a time of gains and threats for gender equality for women and girls

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa and Juba, South Sudan—“The girl was in coma when police brought her to the centre. She [had been] gang raped and badly beaten. We got her admitted at Juba Teaching Hospital... Read more

23 March 2020
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Our Humanity in a Time of Crisis: Part 1

By Dr. Julitta Onabanjo How New Year commitments and resolutions can change in a matter of weeks! The year began with the excitement of a new Decade of Action on delivering the SDGs and renewed... Read more

20 March 2020
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As pandemic rages, women and girls face intensified risks

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world, governments are taking unprecedented measures to limit the spread of the virus, ramping up health system responses and... Read more

6 March 2020
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UNFPA statement on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is closely monitoring and working with partners, governments and UN agencies to address the outbreak of the new Coronavirus disease (COVID-19),... Read more

4 March 2020
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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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