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12 July 2021
Statement

The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences on population

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day - 11 July World Population Day Statement The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences on population For some,... Read more

12 July 2021
News

Whether baby boom or bust, the solution lies in prioritizing the reproductive health and rights of all people

While celebrating the World Population Day, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) called for more efforts in the provision of sexual and reproductive health information and services. Celebrated... Read more

5 July 2021
News

Nothing for youth without youth

Empowering adolescents and young people in Rwanda to realize their rights to Sexual and Reproductive Health. Early and unintended pregnancy has a severely negative impact on girls’ education. With... Read more

7 June 2021
News

My body, My Dignity!

My Body, My Dignity! Rwanda: Our march continues until the rights, choices and bodies of all girls are fully their own.  Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to decide... Read more

11 May 2021
News

Menstruation and human rights - Frequently asked questions

How is menstruation related to human rights? When does menstruation start? What are common myths and taboos about menstruation? What is period poverty? These and many more questions are answered in... Read more

7 May 2021
News

“COVID-19 positive, I never regretted my choice of being a midwife. I kept the hope to see myself caring for mothers and babies again.” A story of Mbonabucya Jean Felix, Rwandan Midwife.

Every day in every part of the world, midwives save the lives of women and babies and promote the health and well-being of entire communities.Midwives have faced increasing pressure during the COVID-... Read more

5 May 2021
Statement

Trust the evidence: invest in midwives

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Day of the Midwife 5 May 2021   Every day in every part of the world, midwives save the lives of women and babies and promote the... Read more

30 April 2021
News

UNFPA supporting National Partners develop a 5 years Comprehensive Condom Strategic Plan

In Rwanda, HIV/AIDS is a mixed epidemic, generalized in the adult population with an HIV prevalence rate stabilized at 3% (RPHIA 2018–2019). The epidemic is also concentrated in some groups,... Read more

14 April 2021
News

Bodily autonomy: Busting 7 myths that undermine individual rights and freedoms

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, according to data from 57 countries, UNFPA’s flagship report announced today. The 2021 State of World Population... Read more

14 April 2021
Press Release

Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA report, My Body is My Own

Violations include rape, forced sterilization, virginity testing, female genital mutilation and more NEW YORK, 14 April 2021 - Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to... Read more

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