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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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Uwimana Sandrine, 18, a young mother with her baby of one year and nine months living in Munyamyumba Sector, Rubavu District. She got pregnant in Secondary form 3 and dropped out after giving birth because she didn’t have anyone to look after her new born baby.Uwimana Sandrine, 18, a young mother with her baby of one year and nine months living in Munyamyumba Sector, Rubavu District. She got pregnant in Secondary form 3 and dropped out after giving birth because she didn’t have anyone to look after her new

When young mothers have choices, they are empowered

Teenage pregnancy and early motherhood takes enormous effects on girls’ education, discrimination, stigmatization, and low income earning potential which leads to continuous poverty. Most girls who... 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

25 May 2018
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Youth urged to create digital solutions to help tackle HIV and AIDS

Youth urged to create digital solutions to help tackle HIV and AIDS

On the sidelines of 2018 Transform Africa Summit under the theme ‘Accelerating Africa’s Single Digital Market’, the youth forum was held under the theme, “The New Lens: Know. Treat. Suppress.”... Read more

15 March 2018
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A refugee new mother receives a dignity kit after a few hours of birth from Mr. Mark Bryan Schreiner, UNFPA Rep.

Dignity, Safety and Health for all refugee Women and Girls

In humanitarian crisis, women and young girls are much vulnerable to the crisis. Whether women live or die in crisis often depends on if they get the basic sexual and reproductive health services,... Read more

20 February 2018
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Rwanda’s Mobile for Reproductive Health (M4RH) for Youth

Improving young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health knowledge and services remains an important goal for Rwanda. The M4RH initiative is a smart and innovative solution designed to give... Read more

19 December 2017
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Uwamwiza Victoria and her husband Iyiragiye Jeremie test for HIV/AIDS before pregnancy test with help of Midwife Nyirarukundo Jeanne

Cultural beliefs a barrier to family planning use

Uwamwiza Victoria, 33 and her husband Iyiragiye Jeremie, 33, live in Village 12, community 10 in Mahama refugee camp. The couple has six children and had visited the health center to test pregnancy... Read more

12 December 2017
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Burundian refugee women in their cultural dance during the launch of family planning in mahama camp

Family planning, a tool for gender empowerment for refugees

Family planning services constitute a basic right of choice for women and signify their ability and willingness to plan their future more carefully. When a woman is able to plan her pregnancies, she... Read more

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