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8 May 2020
Press Release

Minister Maite Nkoana- Mashabane calls for continual access to menstrual and hygiene products during the lock down period and beyond, through partnership initiatives.

Minister Maite Nkoana- Mashabane calls for continual access to menstrual and hygiene products during the lock down period and beyond, through... Read more

6 May 2020
Press Release

Joint press statement: Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Promoting Gender-responsiveness in the COVID-19 crisis

Sexual and reproductive health needs, including psychosocial support services, and protection from gender-based violence, must be prioritized to... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

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

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the number of women unable to access family planning, facing unintended pregnancies, gender-based violence and... Read more

24 April 2020
News

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

We sat patiently watching as President [Cyril] Ramaphosa announced that the 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus would be extended... Read more

1 April 2020
News
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Coronavirus global health emergency

"The recovery from the COVID-19 crisis must lead to a different economy"

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

Calling the COVID-19 pandemic “the greatest health crisis in a century”, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem said in a statement issued on 26... Read more

10 February 2020
News

How comprehensive sexuality education is empowering young South Africans to safeguard their future

“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... Read more

25 November 2019
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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.

25 November 2019
News

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based... Read more

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