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30 April 2021

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

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

24 March 2021

Childbirth does not stop for pandemics, and neither do Midwives

  Rwanda: Women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response  On March 8, Rwanda joined the rest of the world in celebrating the International Women's Day under the theme: “Women in leadership... Read more

8 March 2021

Celebrate women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and beyond

    Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day 8 March 2021   All over the world, women lead. They lead peace processes, run businesses, establish hospitals... Read more

27 February 2021

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary joint efforts

Rwanda: Ensuring safe pregnancy and childbirth even during the pandemic The beginning of 2021 was one of the most trying times in Rwanda’s fight against  COVID-19 with nearly 7,000 new infections and... Read more

30 January 2021

Supporting young mothers in Nyamasheke District to build new lives

While many communities joined the International Commemoration of the Day of the African Child in June 2020, with a commitment to protect children from violence, Francine Uwamahoro 17, from Nyamasheke... Read more

10 December 2020

Rwanda moves from Commitments to Actions.

Rwanda moves from Commitments to Actions. Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 and beyond: Keeping the promise!   Kigali, 4th December 2020, The Ministry of Health in collaboration with UNFPA organized a high... Read more

2 December 2020


  Use of  toll free/ hotline to tackle SGBV in Mahama Camp Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. It knows no social, economic or national... Read more

25 November 2020

Stand up and say ‘ENOUGH’ to violence

  Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Violence against Women  Enough! That’s what we say, today and every day, to all forms of violence against... Read more