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3 February 2022

Engaging Communities through media in the fight against Gender-Based Violence and harmful practices

Southern Region of Ethiopia: Nineteen year old Abdul Mewuded is a leader of a Radio Listeners Group on a radio serial drama called Nekakat (Cracked) in the Sankuru Woreda (district) of Silite Zone in... Read more

30 December 2021

Ethiopia’s new adolescent and youth health strategy aims to halve teenage pregnancy

Ethiopia launched today a new National Adolescent and Youth Health Strategy (2021-2025) in the presence of senior officials of the Ministry of Health, donors, and partners. The strategy aims at... Read more

23 December 2021

Ethiopia launches the FP2030 commitment to increase access and utilization of voluntary family planning

“Family planning needs to be more accessible as one major step in the effort at reducing maternal death,” said H.E Dr. Lia Tadesse, Minister of Health of Ethiopia, at a high level event held today to... Read more

30 November 2021

Women refugees bearing the brunt of Gambella’s forgotten crisis, Ethiopia

Gambella, Ethiopia - “My only joy is my child, I don’t have anything else in life,” says Nyabel Jock, a 19-year-old South Sudanese refugee, during her regular pregnancy check-up at the Jewi Health... Read more

25 November 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Violence against Women - 25 November

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Day to End Violence against Women  25 November 2021    Violence in the online world is real. It is also wrong, and it must be... Read more

8 November 2021

Delivering hope through safe delivery services amid a dire humanitarian situation in Tigray region of Ethiopia

  Mekelle, Tigray - “They have saved my life and that of my daughter. I stayed under their care the whole night and delivered my baby girl safely,” says Selam, the first mother to deliver at the camp... Read more

13 October 2021

Fistula survivor in Afar region of Ethiopia fulfills her dream of becoming pregnant again

Mille - Afar, Ethiopia - “When I had fistula, I never thought I would be able to have a normal life anymore or even get pregnant again,” said 32-week pregnant Fatuma Hamad at the Barbara May... Read more

4 October 2021

UNFPA handed over medical supplies and commodities worth nearly 1 million USD to assist the newly displaced in Amhara and Afar regions

Kombolcha – Amhara Region, Ethiopia - “UNFPA is here today to make sure we provide the support needed for the 700,000 displaced people in Amhara region and that the health facilities - which are... Read more

25 August 2021

“It was too late. I lost my second son,” laments a mother displaced by conflict in Konso, Ethiopia

KONSO, Ethiopia - “Saying goodbye to my second baby was one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life,” said Melese Meseret, who is mourning the loss of her son in her tent at Gabelo IDP site... Read more

16 August 2021

“You have to marry your rapist” - Sexual violence survivor victimized by harmful tradition in Ethiopia

KONSO, Ethiopia – “She was made to believe that marrying her rapist was her only hope. She had no choice,” said Mulu* about her cousin, who was forced by their family to marry the man who had raped... Read more