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14 February 2020

Men and boys are key players in helping to end female genital mutilation by 2030

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—“People, especially men, need to understand that it is an equal human right for a young girl and a woman to live her life and have full autonomy of her body. It is not men... Read more

10 February 2020

How comprehensive sexuality education is empowering young South Africans to safeguard their future

ESTCOURT, South Africa— “If a boy tells me about giving me a future or money, I simply tell him that I am a person with dreams, so I want to achieve them and make my parents proud,” says Amanda... Read more

6 February 2020

Pushing the final frontier for ending FGM

Joint opinion editorial by Mohamed M Fall, Regional Director for UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa, and Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, Regional Director for UNFPA East and Southern Africa, on the occasion of... Read more

5 February 2020

Unleashing Youth Power: A Decade of Accelerating Actions Towards Zero Female Genital Mutilation

Joint statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros... Read more

31 January 2020

UNFPA promotes infection prevention and control to stop Ebola transmission in reproductive health services and maternity settings in DRC

NORTH KIVU AND ITURI PROVINCES, Democratic Republic of the Congo—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund and the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are using an innovative approach... Read more

9 January 2020

From child brides and FGM survivors to leaders on a global stage

NAIROBI, Kenya/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Monicah, 13, was astonished to learn that female genital mutilation (FGM) is not an issue just within her community in Kenya’s rural Samburu County. “I... Read more

12 December 2019

With genuine partnership and effective collaboration, we can end the HIV epidemic together

KIGALI, Rwanda, International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa—UNFPA committed to continue strengthening partnerships as it seeks solutions to end AIDS in Africa, said Mabingue Ngom, UNFPA... Read more

11 December 2019

Look at me now! From untrained teacher in rural Zambia to project manager, thanks to UNFPA scholarship

KIGALI, Rwanda, ICASA 2019—A UNFPA-supported nursing programme scholarship that Danny Chikonde received when he was just 22 years old has helped change not only his life, but also that of his... Read more

6 December 2019

Act now! Involve young people to end HIV in Africa to ensure no one is left behind

KIGALI, Rwanda, International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA)—As the pillars of our communities, girls have the agency to bring about change for themselves and those around them, said... Read more

4 December 2019

Transforming the HIV landscape for young people and those left furthest behind

KIGALI, Rwanda, International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA)—Ending AIDS and achieving universal sexual and reproductive health and rights requires moving... Read more