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5 May 2021
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Global shortage of 900,000 midwives threatens women’s lives and health, new report shows

ERBIL, Iraq/UNITED NATIONS, New York – “A 35-year-old pregnant woman came to our clinic with abdominal pain,” recalled Hawrin Yousif, a 27-year-old midwife in the Khazir displacement camp in the... Read more

14 April 2021
News

Bodily autonomy: Busting 7 myths that undermine individual rights and freedoms

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, according to data from 57 countries, UNFPA’s flagship report announced today. The 2021 State of World Population... Read more

14 April 2021
Press Release

Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA report, My Body is My Own

Violations include rape, forced sterilization, virginity testing, female genital mutilation and more NEW YORK, 14 April 2021 - Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to... Read more

24 March 2021
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UNFPA supports learners with sanitary dignity produts

On 12 March 2021 young girls from Jongilanga High School in Kwelerha in the Eastern Cape received sanitary dignity products to ensure girls stay in school during their menstrual cycles.  The gesture... Read more

7 March 2021
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UNFPA leads the UN in South Africa at the launch of the National Youth Policy (NYP) 2030

On 5 March 2021 the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD) partnered with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) to... Read more

3 December 2020
Statement

The health systems we build back after COVID-19 must reach everyone

  More than a billion people: that’s how many live with a disability today. Some disabilities are apparent, but not all. Learning disabilities and mental disorders, for example, may hinder one’s full... Read more

28 November 2020
News

UNFPA donates PPEs to the Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders

On 26 November 2020 UNFPA donated and offically handed over sanitary dignity products to young girls in rural communities, who were reportedly missing school due to the unavailability of sanitary... Read more

23 October 2020
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UNFPA donates sanitary towels soap and masks to the Ministries of Social Development (DSD) and Women, Youth and People with Disabilities (DWYPD)

UNFPA donates sanitary towels soap and masks to the Ministries of Social Development (DSD) and Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD) Hundreds of boxes containing sanitary towels, soap... Read more

11 October 2020
Statement

Executive Director’s Statement on International Day of the Girl Child

It is every girl’s right to speak and to be heard. Today, on the International Day of the Girl, let’s commit to listening to and lifting up girls’ voices. Too often, their voices are silenced, in... Read more

11 October 2020
News

Focus on the Girl Child: pandemic calls for increased access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Gender- Based Violence services for the most vulnerable adolescent and girls in South Africa

In South Africa, like elsewhere, the lockdown, disruptions and uncertainties associated with the pandemic have placed adolescent girls at increased risk of sexual violence, female genital mutilation... Read more

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