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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

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

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

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

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

2 September 2021
Press Release

Supporting vulnerable young women is a collective effort

Supporting vulnerable adolescent girls and young women: A collective effort By Dr. Agathe Lawson, Representative UNFPA South Africa, Ms. Christine Muhigana, Representative, UNICEF South Africa... Read more

11 July 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences for the population

World Population Day Statement The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences for the population. For some, it has led some to postponing childbearing. For others, disruptions in health care... Read more

11 July 2021

How COVID-19 has increased fertility, adolescent pregnancy and maternal deaths in East and Southern African countries

LUANDA, Angola, MBABANE, Eswatini, PRETORIA, South Africa and LUSAKA, Zambia—“Young people are able to access [sexual and reproductive health] services but not as much as they used to before the... Read more

27 May 2021

Men edge closer towards healing the nation: “Reinforcing the narrative against GBVF”.

The Eastern Cape (EC) Men’s Movement heeded the call by the National Legislature to establish a Men’s Forum to tackle Gender Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) and other social-ills. The... Read more

25 May 2021

Moving the needle forward for menstrual health requires multi-sectoral partnerships

South Africa has made some strides in its commitments to end period poverty and fully realise menstrual justice, said the Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane,... Read more