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8 April 2022
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KwaZulu-Natal Stakeholders collaborate on a Common Agenda to develop a Multisectoral Strategy to Address SRH, HIV, and GBV in Okhahlamba Sub District in Uthukela.

Under the leadership of the Provincial Population Unit, the KZN Department of Social Development held the first multi-stakeholder engagement on 5-6 April 2022 in Okhamlamba. This workshop brought... Read more

7 April 2022
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South Africa leads the successful launch of The 'Education Plus' Initiative

The Education Plus Initiative is a high-level drive to expand access to secondary education for all young people and to advance adolescent girls’ and young women's health, education and rights in sub... Read more

30 March 2022
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7 myths about unintended pregnancy debunked

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Half. That is the alarmingly high proportion of pregnancies that girls and women do not deliberately choose. The neglected crisis of unintended pregnancy is the subject of... Read more

8 March 2022
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Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2022

Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies. More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring countries. For... Read more

5 January 2022
Press Release

Repositioning HIV prevention to accelerate achievement of the 2025 global AIDS targets

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed some of the hard-won gains in the global HIV response–this was one of the key takeaways at the recent International Conference on AIDS... Read more

2 December 2021
Press Release

UNFPA launches bodyright, a new ‘copyright’ symbol to demand protection from online violence

“It’s time for technology companies and policymakers to take digital violence seriously,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem. “Right now, corporate logos and copyrighted IP receive... Read more

24 October 2021
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Infusing youth engagement with performing arts as a tool for social cohesion

The United Nations delegation led by Ms. Nardos Bekele Thomas and accompanied by members of the UNCT and UN staff, were greeted with melodic musical drums and a vibrant welcome at the KwaMashu... Read more

10 October 2021
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UNFPA ensuring Meaningful Youth Participation through successful recruitment and induction of new Youth Advisory Panel 2021- 2024 cohort

UNFPA organised a four-day national orientation workshop following a competitive recruitment of the new cohort of the 2021- 2024 Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) programme. The induction session took place... Read more

28 September 2021
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District stakeholders roll up their sleeves to address young women and girls’ SRH, HIV and GBV issues in KwaZulu-Natal

After a year of holding virtual meetings, due to the Covid- 19 pandemic, district stakeholders came together around the same table in a memorable face-to- face District Coordination Meeting on 28... Read more

27 September 2021
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Rural community in KwaZulu-Natal stands up against forced and early marriages

A dry but yet scenic drive on a mixture of tar and gravel roads brought UNFPA team to Ukhahlamba, uThukela District in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal. The purpose of the visit was to participate in... Read more

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