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24 January 2019
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EAST AND SOUTHERN AFRICA ANNUAL REPORT 2018

MESSAGE FROM THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR   Looking back on our work in 2018, we made great strides in fulfilling our promise to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights in East and Southern Africa... Read more

30 November 2018
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Nsengimana Jean de Dieu and his wife Mukabutera Seraphine

Delivering on the promise of family planning in hard to reach places

Voluntary Family planning is not only a matter of human rights for both women and men; it is central to women’s empowerment, reducing poverty and achieving sustainable development including helping... Read more

26 October 2018
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Respect young people's rights and reap the demographic dividend - State of World Population 2018 launch in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—If the demographic dividend is to be harnessed, then the fundamental civil, political and socioeconomic rights of young people, including young women, must be protected and... Read more

16 October 2018
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Photo: Young people respond to questions to causes of teenage pregnancy during health session at YCA summit

Teen pregnancies a barrier to fulfil youth potential

The Youth Connect Africa Summit (08-10 October 2018) in Kigali brought together thousands of young people from all over Africa and the world at large. During the Health Session held under the theme... Read more

5 October 2018
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Africa has come a long way in addressing population and development issues

ACCRA, Ghana, Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development Five-Year Review, 5 October—African ministers in charge of population issues have endorsed the continental report on the... Read more

7 August 2018
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Delivering on the promise of family planning in hard to reach places

Over the month of July, Rwanda went beyond one-day event to partner with communities in a week-long outreach campaigns in rural remote areas of Karongi District to promote access to family planning... Read more

11 July 2018
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Rwanda Joins the Globe to Celebrate World Population Day, 11 July

Rwanda Joins the Globe to Celebrate World Population Day, 11 July

  Fifty years ago, the world declared that “parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and the spacing of their children,” at the United Nations International... Read more

27 June 2018
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Innovation to advance SRH & tackle maternal mortality in Rwanda

Technology driven approaches offer a good solution, particularly in light of Rwanda’s efforts to reach the most remote areas of the country, and to leave no one behind. In this regard, Rwanda has... Read more

22 June 2018
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Japan and UNFPA join efforts to build resilience of refugee women and adolescents

“Whether women live or die in a crisis often depends on whether they can get basic sexual and reproductive health services, which too often take a back seat to other urgent needs, like food and... Read more

11 June 2018
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‘Reaching the Last Mile’ for Rwanda's women and youth – 8th Country Programme approved

  NEW YORK, United States—UNFPA’s eighth Rwanda Country Programme 2018-2023 was approved by the Executive Board yesterday following a compelling statement outlining the Fund’s key achievements in the... Read more

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