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30 March 2022

7 myths about unintended pregnancy debunked

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Half. That is the alarmingly high proportion of pregnancies that girls and women do not deliberately choose. The neglected crisis of unintended pregnancy is the subject of... Read more

20 March 2022

Displaced women in South Sudan endure difficult circumstances to keep their families together

Bentiu, South Sudan-For nearly a decade now, Nyachar and her family have had to live a nomadic life, moving from place to place due to conflict and natural disasters. Aged 38, Nyachar, four children... Read more

7 March 2022

Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women’s Day   More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring countries. For them,... Read more

16 February 2022
A group of women awaiting healthcare services in South Sudan

Sustainable financing is key to ensuring the health and rights of women and girls in South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan- More than a decade after its independence, South Sudan remains lagged on the path of sustainable development. The situation is complicated by constant humanitarian crises,... Read more

7 February 2022

Dignity Kits for dignity -UNFPA meets the hygiene needs of women and girls affected by floods in Unity State

Bentiu-South Sudan - Mother nature has had some devastating effects across the country lately. The continuous heavy downpour led the mighty River Nile to burst its banks. Unity State, which hosts... Read more

20 October 2021

Women-friendly space: An anchor for women affected by flooding in South Sudan

BOR, South Sudan—As if extreme poverty and the ongoing humanitarian crisis brought about by armed conflict in the country were not enough, severe flooding has affected hundreds of thousands of South... Read more

17 September 2021

South Sudan government pledges funding for ICPD commitments on sexual and reproductive health

JUBA, South Sudan—To make a difference in the lives of youth, government funding and multi-sectoral action are required to implement the nation’s commitments to sexual and reproductive health, said... Read more

11 June 2021

A second time for census enumerator: Survey will be an instrument for progress

Juba, South Sudan – It was a hot summer day with temperature peaking at 38 degrees Celsius. Sweat trickling down his face, Malish John Clement was determined to complete his task for the day – to... Read more

31 May 2021

Reinforcing frontline warriors to protect women’s health

“There is still so much to be done to achieve zero maternal deaths. Antenatal care and hospital deliveries should remain accessible for pregnant women during the pandemic,” says Kenyi Friday Lodu, a... Read more

24 May 2021

Sweden releases new funds for sexual and reproductive health in South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan – The Government of Sweden has released 40 million Swedish Krona (approximately USD 4.8 million) in new funds to UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, to support its sexual and... Read more