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6 February 2019

Take action to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030

Mary Oloiparuni was 13 when she was mutilated. Restrained in a doorway early one morning in her home, she was cut, bled profusely and experienced agonizing pain. The scarring she endured then... Read more

22 January 2019
Press Release

The Nairobi Summit to advance the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 18 January 2019 — The Government of the Republic of Kenya and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today announced the convening of a high-level conference to advance... Read more

6 December 2018

The launch of the “Jumuishi” database strengthens inclusive development in Zanzibar

This year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December was celebrated with the theme: “Empowering persons with disability and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.” In Zanzibar,... Read more

23 November 2018

The Nilinde Nikulinde Project: Investing in maternal and newborn health care services

As pregnant women and their newborns are at the highest risk of death and morbidity during labour, childbirth and the first week after birth, investing in improved access to and quality of care,... Read more

26 October 2018

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

25 October 2018

“Save the Space” – Editors’ breakfast meeting

On 8 October, 2018, the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Delegation of the European Union (EU... Read more

24 October 2018

Government ramps up efforts to tackle female genital mutilation, child marriage and teenage pregnancies

Multi-stakeholder participation at the National Dialogue The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania reiterated its commitment to end FGM, child marriage and teenage pregnancies in a three-day... Read more

23 October 2018

Youth mappers descend on UNFPA to save girls’ lives in rural Tanzania

Young open-source mapping volunteers descended on UNFPA during GA week for a mapathon to assist girls at risk of FGM in Tanzania. Mapping for FGM At the tail end of “General Assembly week” in New... Read more

5 October 2018

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

14 September 2018

National CSOs collaborate in their efforts to end harmful practices

What strategies work best in combating female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage and teenage pregnancy? What challenges need to be overcome and how can we learn from each other’s experiences?... Read more