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8 March 2021

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

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

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
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

4 February 2021

Plucking up courage to bring about social change on practices harming women and girls

Abala District, AFAR REGION - ETHIOPIA: Aisha Dima Abdella is in her forties and has served half her life as a traditional birth attendant in her locality. She recounts about the excruciating pain... Read more

29 January 2021
Press Release

UN sexual and reproductive health agency welcomes USA intention to reinstate funding: millions of women and girls will benefit

PRESS RELEASE   28 January 2021 New York / Washington DC, 28 January 2021. The President of the United States today announced his intention to restore US funding to UNFPA, the United Nations sexual... Read more

22 January 2021

Press Statement of Office of the Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Pramila Patten, urges all parties to prohibit the use of sexual violence and cease hostilities in... Read more

17 December 2020

UNFPA Representative discusses issues of cooperation with Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia

The new UNFPA Country Representative, Dennia Gayle, discussed issues of cooperation with the Government of Ethiopia when she presented today her credentials to H.E. Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime... Read more