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1 July 2020
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Thank You, O Canada

The “Empowering Women and Girl to realise their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights” programme specifically focuses on adolescent girls and young women aged 15 to 24 in marginalised communities... Read more

30 June 2020
Press Release

Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

Urgent, accelerated action needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other practices that harm women and girls, according to new UNFPA report 30 June 2020, NEW YORK—Every year,... Read more

30 June 2020
News

Five things you didn’t know about practices that harm girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and... Read more

19 June 2020
Statement

A Blight on Humanity’s Conscience

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict   Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to our collective... Read more

15 June 2020
Statement

Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the Fight Against Systemic Racism and Discrimination We are living through turbulent, trying times. This is a moment of suffering for many... Read more

27 May 2020
News

How girls in informal settlements are coping with menstrual health during South Africa's COVID-19 lockdown

On May 28, we celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day, which is dedicated to breaking the silence around periods and promoting good menstrual hygiene management for all. CAPE TOWN, South Africa—When... Read more

26 May 2020
News

Nurses and midwives working around the clock to ensure safe pregnancies and births in the time of the COVID19 in South Africa

Uthukela District, Kwa-Zulu Natal- The onset of the coronavirus has made it evidently clear that nurses and midwives play a central role in the provision of quality maternal and new-born care within... Read more

19 May 2020
News

A woman’s diary of giving birth during the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa

Pregnant mothers giving birth during COVID-19-related lockdowns face uncertainty and potentially life-threatening challenges. Bonang Motlaung*, a 33-year-old mother of three, shares her personal... Read more

13 May 2020
News

United Nations hands over menstrual health and hygiene management products and Covid-19 masks

The United Nations in South Africa and partners today donated thousands of menstrual health and hygiene management products and masks to the government as part of the UN response to prevent the... Read more

11 May 2020
News

Midwives are the backbone of maternal health systems

This year May 5 marked International Day of the Midwife celebrated under the theme “Midwives- Celebrate, Demonstrate, Mobilise, Unite.” To mark the day, the Mail and Guardian, the United Nations... Read more

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