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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

15 August 2018

'If youth do not feel secure in their own country, we're not giving them a safe space'

JUBA, South Sudan – Young people are among the most adversely affected by the conflict in the country, with boys being forced to join fighting armed groups and girls being subjected to sexual and... Read more

13 July 2018

Be advocates for the rights of women and girls, UNFPA asks parliamentarians

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, challenged parliamentarians to support the empowerment of women and girls, including their full access to family planning information and services, at the... Read more

10 July 2018
Midwife Peter Door explains family planning methods to a mother at a clinic in Rumbek.

A father speaks up for family planning: I can’t afford too many children

In an attempt to not only impact but also empower the lives of women in South Sudan, the breadth of the programs developed by the midwifery project in South Sudan is intentionally widespread. All the... Read more

4 July 2018

One-stop care centre provides survivor-centered comprehensive care for clients

  JUBA, South Sudan – Violence against women is epidemic in South Sudan. Ann*, 16, was kidnapped on her way home from school, then raped repeatedly during five days of captivity. Talia*, was battered... Read more