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11 January 2022

Family planning has changed my life!

All couples and individuals have the right to freely and responsibly decide the number and spacing of their children and to have the information, education and means to do so. To Nyirahagenimana... Read more

22 December 2021

How mobile learning is saving lives by equipping midwives in Rwanda

By Patrick Rose  The Mobile Learning System is a user-friendly and portable, cost-effective training solution, adapted to rural and hard-to-reach areas relevant for both pre-and in service midwives.... Read more

16 December 2021

Advancing Student Peer to Peer Learning for Integrated Health Promotion in Schools

UNFPA Rwanda, with support from the aid agency of the Republic of Korea, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), is implementing the “Healthy & Empowered Youth” project to empower... Read more

14 December 2021
Press Release

Women and girls’ needs require urgent attention as climate shocks, conflict and COVID-19 fuel humanitarian crises

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 13 December 2021—Natural disasters, intensified by climate change, conflict and the continuing coronavirus pandemic, are driving up humanitarian needs and displacement... Read more

7 December 2021

Empowering young people and women with disabilities to realize their human right to equality

Every year since 1992, on 03 December, Rwanda joins the global community to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). This annual observance of the IDPD was proclaimed by... Read more

1 December 2021

Pandemics will thrive as long as inequalities do

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day 2021   As the world embarks on a third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot forget that we are also on the cusp of the... Read more

30 November 2021

With the support from KOICA , Young mothers in Rusizi are empowered for a brighter future for them and their children

Early and unintended pregnancy is both a cause and a result of long term negative impact on girls’ education. A UNFPA statistical review of the evidence for sub-Saharan Africa, shows that the poorer... Read more

29 November 2021

Empowering Young People in Rwanda to realize their potential and enjoy their sexual reproductive health and rights

The flagship youth programme of UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO), The Safeguard Young People programme (SYP) is now expanded to four more countries: Mozambique, Angola, Rwanda... Read more

26 November 2021

Violence in the online world is real, wrong, and it must be stopped

Violence in the online world is real. It is also wrong, and it must be stopped. It may seem like the online world is safe for women and girls. What could possibly happen, at home or in school or in... Read more

27 October 2021

She Speaks: I am an agent of change in the pursuit of girls' rights

According to UNFPA’s State of World Population Report 2021, only an estimated 55 percent of girls and women globally can make their own decisions about sex, contraception, and health care, according... Read more