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28 April 2020
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New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. New York, USA, 27 April 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the... Read more

24 April 2020
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A young man's story: Running out of condoms under a COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa

Sipho Shezi*, 24, who co-habits with his girlfriend, faces a tough decision as the COVID-19 lockdown gets extended and he realises he is running out of condoms JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—“We sat... Read more

1 April 2020
News
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Coronavirus global health emergency

31 MARCH 2020—The new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is attacking societies at their core, claiming lives and people’s livelihoods. The potential longer-term effects on the global economy and those... Read more

1 April 2020
News

Pregnant women, new mothers and newborns urgently need your help

With health-care systems at risk of collapsing, we are urgently supplying life-saving medical equipment to help our front-line health workers save mothers and babies.  We are: ● Sending critical... Read more

26 March 2020
News

Women, girls, health workers must not be overlooked in global COVID-19 response

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, stands in solidarity with all those responding to the novel coronavirus: from the medical staff and volunteers bravely tending to the... Read more

10 February 2020
News

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

25 November 2019
News

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

“He tried to harass me the same way as my uncle,” says Salwa, who experienced childhood sexual abuse. As we observe the #16Days of Activism, see how psychosocial support can make a difference in the... Read more

25 November 2019
News

Message from Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of UNFPA, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The crime of rape is a severe human rights violation, yet it remains widespread around the globe. Sexual violence is an epidemic that thrives in times of conflict and during emergencies, once the... Read more

14 September 2019
News

Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders hosts the first Women’s Parliament at the House of Traditional Leaders

The Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders organised the first Women’s Parliament under the theme “Women rising to fight for a better life & good health to build a strong society within rural... Read more

29 August 2019
News

ICPD 25 +UNFPA @50 Launch Eastern Cape Province: Unfinished business rights and choices for all

UNFPA South Africa through the Youth Advisory Panel Eastern Cape in partnership with EC AIDS Council, Restless Development, Provincial Population Unit and the Office of the Member of Executive... Read more

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