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27 August 2020
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The Eastern Cape Department of Social Development prioritizes women’s empowerment through hosting a virtual Social Empowerment workshop focusing on Women’s Rights

UNFPA, as a strategic partner, was on 27 August 2020 invited to be part of the Eastern Cape Department of Social Development Women’s Month virtual engagement. Celebrated under the theme: Generation... Read more

26 August 2020
News

UNFPA & partners come together to raise awareness about the negative impacts of early and forced marriages in KwaZulu Natal

In an attempt to respond to the high incidents of early and forced marriages prevalent in UThukela district in KwaZulu Natal, on 26 August 2020, UNFPA and partners convened a dialogue to address the... Read more

19 August 2020
Statement

Saving lives has never been more harrowing

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day Last year saw attacks against aid workers surpass all previous records, with hundreds of humanitarian workers... Read more

1 August 2020
News

August is Women's Month in South Africa

Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights for an Equal Future In South Africa, Women’s Month in August commemorates the watershed 1956 women’s march to the Union Buildings and entails activities... Read more

11 July 2020
Statement

Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19  Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in... Read more

1 July 2020
News

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

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