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15 July 2017
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Couples embrace Family planning for economic stability

Couples embrace Family planning for economic stability

“For women to reach their full potential and be more economically productive, they must be able to exercise their right to decide for themselves whether, when or how often to have children. Upholding... Read more

10 July 2017
Statement

MESSAGE FOR WORLD POPULATION DAY 2017

MESSAGE FOR WORLD POPULATION DAY 2017 Family planning: empowering people, developing nations Dr. Natalia Kanem Acting Executive Director UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund 11 July 2017 ***... Read more

6 June 2017
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Accelerating Family Planning as a key for the nation’s development

Hundreds of family planning stakeholders from across the country convened on 09 May 2017 to collectively commit to accelerating family planning in Rwanda. Government leadership, development partners... Read more

23 May 2017
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Fistula Day: Hope, healing, and dignity for all

Fistula Day: Hope, healing, and dignity for all Over the past year, I witnessed the total transformation of two women’s lives. Jumwa, from Kenya, was successfully treated for obstetric fistula at... Read more

19 May 2017
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Digital healthcare solutions by girls for girls

Digital healthcare solutions by girls for girls At Youth Forum Series under the theme, “Smart Health Opportunities in Africa,” on the sidelines of the Transform Africa Summit 2017 in Kigali, the... Read more

12 May 2017
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To reduce maternal deaths, look to midwives

To reduce maternal deaths, look to midwives A mother’s trust in a midwife is the first medicine for a successful delivery," says Burcard Umuhoza, a midwife in Gisenyi, Rwanda. © UNFPA Rwanda/Maureen... Read more

5 April 2017
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Safe birth and dignity during natural disasters

Photo: Uwimana Josianne in Nganzo Health centre with her new born baby received dignity kit donated by UNFPA. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, as an integral part of One UN response to... Read more

10 March 2017
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Gender equality is a human right – celebrating Women’s day

Photo: L – R 1st Lady Mrs. Jeannette Kagame and Hon. Nyirasafari Espérance, Minister of Gender & Family Promotion, Mayor, Nyabihu District applauding after a testimony from a rural woman and... Read more

8 March 2017
Statement

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017

Universal access to sexual and reproductive health—the key to gender equality Gender equality is a human right. Women are entitled to live in dignity and in freedom from want and fear, without... Read more

6 February 2017
Statement

Joint message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 6 February 2017

The world must make faster progress to end female genital mutilation by 2030 It irreparably damages girls’ bodies, inflicting excruciating pain. It causes extreme emotional trauma that can last a... Read more

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