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Nsengimana Jean de Dieu and his wife Mukabutera Seraphine

30 November 2018

Delivering on the promise of family planning in hard to reach places

Voluntary Family planning is not only a matter of human rights for both women and men; it is central to women’s empowerment, reducing poverty and achieving sustainable development including helping countries to reap a demographic dividend. When a woman, a couple can plan when and how many children to have, it allows her/them to

26 October 2018

Respect young people's rights and reap the demographic dividend

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 respected, said Dereje Wordofa, UNFPA Deputy...

Photo: Young people respond to questions to causes of teenage pregnancy during health session at YCA summit

16 October 2018

Teen pregnancies a barrier to fulfil youth potential

The Youth Connect Africa Summit (08-10 October 2018) in Kigali brought together thousands of young people from all over Africa and the world at large. During the Health Session held under the theme; “Straight Talk: Transforming Africa through the prevention of Teen Pregnancy” jointly organized by UNFPA and the Imbuto

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