Ensuring rights and choices for all


26 October 2018

Making amends in protecting girls and women

Abala District, AFAR REGION: Hawa Abdella has circumcised countless girls and conducted numerous deliveries as a traditional birth attendant for more than thirty years.  She does not deny the pain and the suffering that the girls whom she circumcised went through during the procedure and especially when they gave birth, as

26 October 2018

Respect young people's rights and reap the demographic dividend

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 respected, said Dereje Wordofa, UNFPA Deputy...

20 October 2018

Plight of refugees in Ethiopia brought to the fore in UNFPA leadership visit

UNFPA’s Deputy Executive Director (Programme), Dereje Wordofa, and a team of UNFPA Regional Directors and Country Representatives this week visited Gambella, one of nine ethnic divisions in Ethiopia, which hosts more...



Not so long ago, most people had large families: five children, on average. Where once...
This booklet produced by UNFPA highlights the important work that midwives are doing to...

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