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11 August 2021

“We can now access SRH services without any fear of stigma,” says a young woman

Bule Hora District, ETHIOPIA: Nineteen year-old Hirut Adola is serving as a peer-to-peer educator on sexual and reproductive health and peace advocator in the Bule Hora district of the Oromia region... Read more

22 July 2021

“I am so happy I can go back to school and learn,” says a child survivor of gender-based violence

Hawassa, SNNPR - “I am so happy I can go back to school and learn,” said 13-year-old Selma*, a child survivor of gender-based violence, to Ms. Dennia Gayle, UNFPA Country Representative, during her... Read more

6 July 2021

Tigray conflict decimates maternal health services, overwhelms health workers

SHIRE, Tigray, Ethiopia – “When the conflict broke out, I was two months pregnant. We were forced to flee and walk for days under the blazing sun to reach safety and protection,” said Merhawit... Read more

6 July 2021

Empowering adolescents and youth by broadening their choices on SRH

Tesfayesh Getachew is the coordinator of the Youth Friendly Service (YFS) at the Chitu Health Center in Gedeo Zone for one of the catchment kebeles. She has been participating in the YFS for the past... Read more

29 June 2021

Rape as a strategy of war: demanding protection and justice for the women and girls of Tigray

Nobel Laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege, a gynaecologist celebrated for his work with survivors of sexual assault in the DRC, said, “Rape is a strategy of... Read more

16 June 2021

UNFPA celebrated End Fistula Day with partners

A High Level Event organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, UNFPA and Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia was held today to mark the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.  The event was held... Read more

7 June 2021

UN WOMEN and UNFPA scale up protection from sexual exploitation and abuse in the humanitarian response in Tigray

Mekelle - Tigray, Ethiopia – “As humanitarians, we have a collective duty to do no harm and protect the communities we serve from any form of sexual exploitation and abuse,” said Ms. Dennia Gayle,... Read more

1 June 2021

Ambulance procured with Danish funding handed-over by UNFPA

UNFPA today handed over an ambulance to the Afar Regional Health Bureau. The ambulance was purchased with the generous funding of the Government of Denmark as part of a humanitarian-peace-development... Read more

19 May 2021

Urgent funding needed to assist survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in Tigray

Tigray, Ethiopia – “I was running from place to place without food or shelter. I was in fear all the time... There was no safe place for me until I got to the safe house,” 22-year-old Selam*... Read more

18 May 2021

UNFPA handed-over ambulances and kits purchased with funding from KOICA

UNFPA today handed-over two ambulances to the Gedeo and West Guji Zones of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples and Oromia Regions respectively. The ambulances were purchased with the... Read more