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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

14 April 2021
Press Release

UNFPA signs USD 3.3 million funding agreement with Embassy of Sweden

UNFPA signs USD 3.3 million funding agreement with Embassy of Sweden       14 April 2021, Addis Ababa – Today, UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, and the Embassy of... Read more

13 April 2021
News

UNFPA helps restore dignity of women and girls displaced by the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia

Tigray, Ethiopia - “When I fled my village due to the bombings, I did not have a chance to pack any of my clothes or other belongings. I was so afraid and desperate to find safety for me and my... Read more

26 March 2021
News

UNFPA supported hotline for sexual and gender-based violence launched

A toll-free national hotline for sexual and gender-based violence which was established through the partnership of the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association (EWLA) and Ethio Telecom was launched today... Read more

8 March 2021
Statement

Celebrate women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and beyond

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day 8 March 2021   All over the world, women lead. They lead peace processes, run businesses, establish hospitals and... Read more

4 March 2021
News

Ensuring safe deliveries in humanitarian settings in Afar Region

Thirty-year old Kadiga Mohammed is an Eritrean refugee who has lived in the Asayita Refugee Camp in the Afar Region of Ethiopia for the past 10 years. Already a mother of four children, she is 7... Read more

2 March 2021
News

UNFPA handed-over ambulance to strengthen referral linkages for safe motherhood

UNFPA today handed over an ambulance to the Yirgacheffe Primary Hospital in the Gedeo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR). The ambulance was purchased with the... Read more

1 March 2021
Press Release

A survivor-centred approach: UNFPA trains media outlets on GBV reporting during crises

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Journalists have the power to amplify the voices of women and girls and shed light on the forms of violence that target them, especially in times of crises. To ensure that... Read more

11 February 2021
News
UNFPA is helping to urgently recruit midwives and provide emergency supplies to support safe childbirth for displaced pregnant women. © UNFPA Ethiopia/Salwa Moussa

Pregnant women struggle to find support, stability after displacement from Tigray Region in Ethiopia

GONDAR, Ethiopia – “When you think about your future, you never plan to be uprooted from the comfort of your home and find fragile safety in a tent,” said 24-year-old Hiwot* from Ethiopia’s embattled... Read more

6 February 2021
Press Release

UNFPA and UNICEF in Ethiopia call for renewed commitment to end female genital mutilation in Ethiopia

                         JOINT PRESS RELEASE UNFPA and UNICEF in Ethiopia call for renewed commitment to end female genital mutilation in Ethiopia Addis Ababa, 06 February 2021 – As the world... Read more

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