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25 November 2019

Message from Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of UNFPA, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The crime of rape is a severe human rights violation, yet it remains widespread around the globe. Sexual violence is an epidemic that thrives in times of conflict and during emergencies, once the... Read more

22 November 2019

UNFPA Statement in Memory of the late Bogaletch Gebre

Ethiopia lost an icon and a staunch advocate of the right of women and girls. The late Bogaletch Gebre, Boge as she was fondly referred to, dedicated much of her life battling practices such as... Read more

13 November 2019

As Nairobi Summit opens, leaders express optimism and urgency in securing rights for all

Nairobi, KENYA – More than 6,000 world leaders, scholars, advocates, faith leaders and others converged on the Kenyatta International Conference Centre today to attend the first day of Nairobi Summit... Read more

11 October 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October

GirlForce: Unscripted and unstoppable on the road to Nairobi and beyond!   Around the world, girls are challenging gender stereotypes and breaking free from the traditional roles that society has... Read more

9 October 2019

Ex-circumciser turned anti-FGM advocate

Sara Banja is an ex-circumciser. She says she has been practicing FGM for many years in her locality. With the start of the Joint Programme on Abandonment of FGM in the Boreda Woreda – one of the... Read more

22 August 2019

ICPD 25 Commitments Survey

→ Click here to participate in the survey  Twenty-five years ago, the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) took place in Cairo, Egypt. The ICPD is regarded as one of the... Read more

14 August 2019

Ethiopia Launched the National Costed Roadmap on Child Marriage and FGM/C

Ethiopia launched  National Roadmap on Child Marriage and FGM/C costed USD 94 million to embody Ethiopia’s effort to achieve the SDG to eliminate all harmful practices. Child marriage and FGM are... Read more

17 July 2019

UNFPA and UNICEF Jointly Signed Work Plans with the Ethiopian Government

UNFPA and UNICEF today jointly signed work plans with the Federal and Regional governments of Ethiopia. The work plans worth more than USD 10 million will be implemented in the Ethiopian Fiscal year... Read more

11 July 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day

Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity? Expand contraceptive choice. Her life. Her choice. Our future. Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether... Read more

2 July 2019

Active male engagement strengthening efforts at ending FGM and child marriage in Afar Region

Twenty-five year old Falum Zeinu has been participating in the Integrated Programme on the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Child Marriage being implemented in his district for the... Read more