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29 October 2016
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 Where are the men in family planning?

Vasectomy: Where are the men in family planning?

Protogène Basabose and his wife Francine Mujawamariya opted for vasectomy after their third child. He chose the family planning method to relieve his wife of stress resulting from continually... Read more

21 October 2016
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HOW OUR FUTURE DEPENDS ON A GIRL AT THIS DECISIVE AGE. UNFPA WEIGHS UP NEW APPROACH TO PROTECT GIRLS.

Girls between the ages of 10 and 15 are still vulnerable to school dropout, early pregnancies and are subjected to domestic works, inviting new approaches to tackle the challenges. This is according... Read more

11 October 2016
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Making Girls Count in the Sustainable Development Goals Era

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2016 “Is anyone out there even thinking of improving our lives?” asks Susmita,... Read more

30 September 2016
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RESTORING THE DIGNITY OF WOMEN AFFECTED BY LANDSLIDES AND FLOODS IN GAKENKE DISTRICT

RESTORING THE DIGNITY OF WOMEN AFFECTED BY LANDSLIDES AND FLOODS IN GAKENKE DISTRICT

On May 7-8, 2016, Gakenke District was affected by a series of landslides that occurred in almost all sectors in the district. The landslides were triggered by torrential rains caused by the El Niño... Read more

15 September 2016
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‘I am proud to save lives of mothers’

‘I am proud to save lives of mothers’

Burcard Umuhoza, as young as 28 years of age, is a male midwife in Gisenyi district hospital in the Western province of Rwanda who has taken a personal oath to ensure motherhood is safe starting with... Read more

19 August 2016
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Investing in teenage girls

Rwanda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the World Population day on 31st July, 2016 in Gatsibo District, Eastern Province. This year’s World Population Day theme “Investing in teenage girls... Read more

19 August 2016
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Message of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2016

This World Humanitarian Day, we call for global solidarity and stand together with everyone affected by crisis. We unite as one humanity. We share a common responsibility to reach those furthest... Read more

29 July 2016
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Investing in teenage girls is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing.

“The new development agenda calls on us to leave no one behind. To reach those furthest behind, leaders and communities must focus on and stand up for the human rights of the most marginalized... Read more

25 July 2016
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Support Data production for planning and decision making

In UNFPA, it is our mandate and mission, in our modest means, to support countries in using population data for policies and programs. In the same spirit, UNFPA has supported production of quality... Read more

15 July 2016
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Women’s rights and access to sexual and reproductive health services - a path to sustainability

Photo L-R: Mukabalisa Donatile, Rwanda Parliament Speaker, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, African Union Commission Chairperson, and Dr. Diane Gashuma, Rwanda Minister of Gender and Family Promotion in... Read more

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