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Launched globally under the theme 'Seeing the Unseen: the case for action in the neglected crisis of unintended pregnancy”, the 2022 SWOP report is a wake-up call to recognize that unintended pregnancy is not only a women’s concern but a global crisis with global costs.

In Rwanda, the SWOP report was launched under the theme: “Addressing Teenage Pregnancy: The Call for Action”, where UNFPA and the Government of Rwanda through the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Gender and Family Planning, as well as development partners, and other partners pledged to stand up for the adolescent girls like Nyirahabimana, who, through ignorance about her body or lack of choice or both is condemned to a life of poverty when unintended pregnancy ends her education, and prevent them from fulfilling their potential.

Speaking at the launch, UNFPA Representative, Kwabena Asante-Ntiamoah said that the crisis of teenage pregnancy has gone on for too long and that it is now time to open our eyes, to see the unseen!