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24 March 2021

UNFPA supports learners with sanitary dignity produts

On 12 March 2021 young girls from Jongilanga High School in Kwelerha in the Eastern Cape received sanitary dignity products to ensure girls stay in school during their menstrual cycles.  The gesture... Read more

7 March 2021

UNFPA leads the UN in South Africa at the launch of the National Youth Policy (NYP) 2030

On 5 March 2021 the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD) partnered with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) to... Read more

3 December 2020

The health systems we build back after COVID-19 must reach everyone

  More than a billion people: that’s how many live with a disability today. Some disabilities are apparent, but not all. Learning disabilities and mental disorders, for example, may hinder one’s full... Read more

28 November 2020

UNFPA donates PPEs to the Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders

On 26 November 2020 UNFPA donated and offically handed over sanitary dignity products to young girls in rural communities, who were reportedly missing school due to the unavailability of sanitary... Read more

23 October 2020

UNFPA donates sanitary towels soap and masks to the Ministries of Social Development (DSD) and Women, Youth and People with Disabilities (DWYPD)

UNFPA donates sanitary towels soap and masks to the Ministries of Social Development (DSD) and Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD) Hundreds of boxes containing sanitary towels, soap... Read more

11 October 2020

Focus on the Girl Child: pandemic calls for increased access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Gender- Based Violence services for the most vulnerable adolescent and girls in South Africa

In South Africa, like elsewhere, the lockdown, disruptions and uncertainties associated with the pandemic have placed adolescent girls at increased risk of sexual violence, female genital mutilation... Read more

11 October 2020

Executive Director’s Statement on International Day of the Girl Child

It is every girl’s right to speak and to be heard. Today, on the International Day of the Girl, let’s commit to listening to and lifting up girls’ voices. Too often, their voices are silenced, in... Read more

3 October 2020

UNFPA supports training of local social enterprises on the South African National Standards (SANS) 1812:2020 on washable, reusable sanitary towels.

The South African National Standards (SANS) 1812:2020 on washable, reusable sanitary towels was published on May 6 2020 by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS).  The standards respond to the... Read more

17 September 2020
Press Release

New High-Level Commission will ensure promises made at Nairobi Summit are kept as COVID-19 pandemic threatens to turn back the clock for women’s health and rights

NEW YORK—A new High-Level Commission of advocates, experts and activists was established today to help commitments to women’s health and rights made at the November 2019 Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 stay... Read more

14 September 2020

Taking package of integrated sexual and reproductive health and HIV information and services to marginalised communities through mobile health units

UNFPA joined the Deputy Minister of Social Development, Ms. Hendrietta Bogopane Zulu, on a week long Outreach Programme in KwaZulu Natal. The programme started in Madadeni, Newcastle on 14 September... Read more