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18 January 2019
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Youth voices: Acting to end the stigma of homelessness and menstruation in Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa—Imagine, on a day when you had your period, if you had to choose between buying food or pads. What would your priority be? This difficult decision is a reality for homeless... Read more

25 November 2018
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Joint UN Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

To commemorate this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign is calling upon us to stand in solidarity with survivors and... Read more

15 November 2018
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The Elimination of Gender- Based Violence in Institutions of Higher Learning: Moving the agenda forward

Building on the momentum and discussions from the recently convened Presidential National Gender and Femicide Summit, the forum sought to address gender-based violence (GBV) institutions. It also... Read more

9 November 2018
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Manufacturing condoms in Africa: an urgent health and economic priority

As development partners, governments, donors, experts and other agencies gather in Kigali, Rwanda from 12-15 November for the 5th International Conference on Family Planning, Dr. Julitta Onabanjo,... Read more

26 October 2018
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Respect young people's rights and reap the demographic dividend - State of World Population 2018 launch in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—If the demographic dividend is to be harnessed, then the fundamental civil, political and socioeconomic rights of young people, including young women, must be protected and... Read more

5 October 2018
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Africa has come a long way in addressing population and development issues

ACCRA, Ghana, Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development Five-Year Review, 5 October—African ministers in charge of population issues have endorsed the continental report on the... Read more

5 May 2018
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Johnson & Johnson and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launch a youth-led peer to peer empowerment to reduce HIV/Aids

More than 1500 excited learners from schools in the surrounding area of uMlazi township in Kwa-Zulu Natal joined the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) Thina... Read more

2 March 2018
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SheDecides Flagship Event marks a year of accelerated global support for women and girls to realise their sexual and reproductive health rights

It has been a year since SheDecides, a global movement to promote, provide, protect and enhance the fundamental rights of every girl and woman was launched. The movement is about getting women and... Read more

1 March 2018
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UNFPA Deputy Executive Director, Ms Laura Londen engages young people from loveLife

As the UNFPA delegation drove into loveLife eMalahleni Y-Centre on 28 February 2018 the place was buzzing with activity, with more than 30 young people doing outdoor aerobics, while others were... Read more

15 February 2018
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Bilateral Meeting with Minister of Planning Reinforces Outcomes of Mission Visit to Ghana

In one of her final engagements before concluding the five (5) nation visit in Africa, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth convened a bilateral meeting... Read more

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