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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

11 May 2021

Menstruation and human rights - Frequently asked questions

How is menstruation related to human rights? When does menstruation start? What are common myths and taboos about menstruation? What is period poverty? These and many more questions are answered in... Read more

5 May 2021

Global shortage of 900,000 midwives threatens women’s lives and health, new report shows

ERBIL, Iraq/UNITED NATIONS, New York – “A 35-year-old pregnant woman came to our clinic with abdominal pain,” recalled Hawrin Yousif, a 27-year-old midwife in the Khazir displacement camp in the... Read more

27 April 2021

‘COVID-19 showed us the crucial role of health workers’

Juba, South Sudan – The global experience of battling the COVID-19 pandemic taught the world the value of investing in the health care system, particularly in health care professionals, according to... Read more

14 April 2021

Bodily autonomy: Busting 7 myths that undermine individual rights and freedoms

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, according to data from 57 countries, UNFPA’s flagship report announced today. The 2021 State of World Population... Read more

14 April 2021
Press Release

Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA report, My Body is My Own

Violations include rape, forced sterilization, virginity testing, female genital mutilation and more NEW YORK, 14 April 2021 - Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to... Read more