Ensuring rights and choices for all


3 December 2018

Statement on ending child marriage in South Sudan by the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare and UNFPA

In June this year, leaders from the Executive branch of the Government and relevant line Ministries including State Governors, traditional and religious leaders, civil society organizations and the United Nations under the leadership of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, made a collective commitment and pledge to

13 November 2018

Converting family planning skeptics

“No! Family planning is not allowed here!” Mr. Dut, a pharmacy assistant at Aweil State Hospital, blurted out these words when asked about the family planning services at the hospital. This man, in his 60s, has 30 children from five wives and expects his youngest wife, a 24-year-old woman, to give him three more children. His

9 November 2018

Manufacturing condoms in Africa: an urgent health and economic priority

The East and Southern African (ESA) region, home to nearly 550 million people, has made noteworthy progress in tackling HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unmet need for family planning. Today, the region...



The security situation remains tense countrywide. Intermittent clashes were reported in some states early this month, coupled with intercommunal fighting, mainly due to cattle rustling.


Not so long ago, most people had large families: five children, on average. Where once...
Where will the 10-year-old girl be at 25? Much depends on the choices many different...

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