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My Body Is My Own

State of World Population Report

We have the inherent right to choose what we do with our body, to ensure its protection and care, to pursue its expression. The quality of our lives depends on it. In fact, our lives themselves depend on it. 

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UNFPA Rwanda 2020 Key Results report

Annual Report

Dear Partners and Friends,

Through this report, we celebrate our joint achievements over 2020 and recommit our collective efforts to address the unfinished business, reaching first those left furthest behind. 

The year 2020 marked a starting point in a decade of action in the delivery of the 2030 Agenda and the unfinished business of the ICPD Programme of Action. It marked a move from Commitments to Action in the pursuit of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all - while ensuring no one is left behind. We committed to making the next decade one of impact & results, especially for women and girls.

Looking back on our work in 2020, we have made great strides in fulfilling our promise to improve SRHR for all, despite the exceptional challenges encountered by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We deeply appreciate your collaboration and commitment to UNFPA work. 

 

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Supporting young mothers in Nyamasheke District to build new lives

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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 become pregnant are forced to drop out of school and are more likely to become pregnant again when not given right information and services.

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 District in the North- West of Rwanda, stayed home, hiding from the villagers because she was pregnant.

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COVID-19: A Gender Lens

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Disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse. This needs to be considered, given the different impacts surrounding detection and access to treatment for women and men.

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UNFPA Rwanda 2019 key results

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As we embark on a new Decade of Action for Sustainable Development to deliver on SDG Agenda 2030. UNFPA would like to express our sincere gratitude for the support and partnership throughout the year 2019, where UNFPA had the double celebrations of its 50th Anniversary and 25 years of the ICPD Programme of Action.

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State of World Population 2019

State of World Population Report

Fifty years ago, it was hard for women to obtain contraception and relatively easy to die giving birth. Many women were unable to decide whom and when to marry, and when or whether to have children.

A worldwide movement to give women real choices in life culminated in the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), where a consensus was reached about the links between women’s empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, and rights and sustainable development.

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AMBASSADOR OF JAPAN LAUNCHES GENDER BASED VIOLENCE SAFE SPACE

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YOUNG MOTHERS EXPRESS THEMSELVES WITHOUT THE
FEAR OF JUDGMENT OR HARM ESPECIALLY THOSE
SURVIVING GBV ISSUES

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UNFPA East and Southern Africa Annual Report 2018

Annual Report

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 (ESA).Through our evidence-based advocacy and strategic engagement with different partners and stakeholders, we contributed to transforming the policy environment in the region. Many countries in the ESA region introduced and revised progressive policies regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), especially on HIV prevention, child marriage and comprehensive sexuality education.

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First Lady Jeannette Kagame (C) and Imbuto Foundation team received UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem (C)

CHAMPIONS AND MENTORS OF MANY WOMEN AND ADOLESCENTS

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Increasing access to information
and services has the potential to
empower young people, improve
gender relations and eliminate
gender based violence.

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