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3 December 2018

Treating young girls as ‘commodities’ must stop – Ministry of Gender, UNFPA

The Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare (MOGCSW) and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today issued a joint statement calling on all sectors to act together to bring an end to child... Read more

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... Read more

9 November 2018

Manufacturing condoms in Africa: an urgent health and economic priority

As development partners, governments, donors, experts and other agencies gather in Kigali, Rwanda from 12-15 November for the 5th International Conference on Family Planning, Dr. Julitta Onabanjo,... Read more

6 November 2018

Japan assistance ensures safe births in South Sudan crisis

The Japanese Government, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund, has reached almost a quarter of a million internally-displaced persons affected by the crisis in South Sudan with... 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

19 October 2018

New regional framework will strengthen UNFPA response to Horn of Africa and Yemen crises

A strategy meeting on the Horn of Africa and Yemen was held by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in Addis Ababa on 13 and 14 October to develop a framework and action plan to guide the Fund’... Read more

11 October 2018

Child marriage: A threat to lives and future of South Sudan’s girls

Juba, South Sudan-- Child marriage hinders girls from exercising their rights and puts their lives and future at risk, says UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, during a national forum on child... 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

26 September 2018

Couple breaks myth on family planning

In South Sudan, it is not uncommon for family planning to result in domestic violence. A wife can get beaten up if her husband finds out she’s using modern contraceptives. Some health workers are... Read more

5 September 2018

Uphold our sexual and reproductive health rights, urges South Sudan’s youth

Juba, South Sudan – Delegates to the first National Youth Conference called on the government and other humanitarian and development partners to uphold and promote adolescent and youth sexual and... Read more