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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

4 September 2020

UNFPA reaches out to rural communities in the Eastern Cape to “Leave No One Behind”

South Africa, like the rest of the world, has been severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. As part of its Covid-19 response, UNFPA donated Personal Protective Equipment/ Clothing (PPE/PPC) to... Read more

27 August 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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