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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

20 June 2019

Empowering women to take decisions on their wellbeing

“Before the start of the programme in my locality, women were perceived as property of men with no meaningful involvement in the community,” says forty-three year-old Zewditu Luqas speaking about the... Read more

24 May 2019

People-centered development is critical for Africa's future to ensure the Africa We Want

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, recommitted to the revolutionary decision taken at the 1994 International Conference on Population and... Read more

23 May 2019

Somali Region President assures support for a UNFPA supported project funded by Denmark

A high level mission led by Karin Poulsen, Danish Ambassador to Ethiopia, Djibouti, South Sudan and Sudan, permanent representative to the African Union, IGAD and UNECA, was assured by the President... Read more

8 May 2019

UNFPA advocacy event highlights the need to redouble efforts to ensure reproductive rights and choices for all

A high level advocacy event held today around the theme of the State of World Population 2019 – UNFPA’s flagship report – “Unfinished business in the pursuit of rights and choices for all”... Read more

29 April 2019

UNFPA says UN Youth Results Group contributing to youth engagement

In a discussion that the UN Country Team held today with the UN Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake, it was disclosed that the UN Results Group on the Youth is contributing to youth engagement... Read more

16 April 2019

A Young anti-FGM Champion

Tigist Alemayehu, 16-, is a 7th grade student at the Fullasa Catholic Primary School in Yibra town in Sothern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region. She was planning to bet cut during her summer... Read more

10 April 2019

Project on women’s & girl’s economic empowerment and social protection phased out

The Economic and Social Women Empowerment and Protection of Women and Girls from Harmful Traditional Practices Project was officially closed today in the presence of partners and stakeholders. The 16... Read more

10 April 2019
Press Release

World must work harder to secure sexual and reproductive rights for all, says new UNFPA report

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 10 April 2019— The global reproductive rights movement that began in the 1960s transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of women, empowering them to govern their own... Read more

1 April 2019

Promoting Safe Motherhood through Maternity Waiting Homes

Basoliben District, Amhara Region of ETHIOPIA: In Ethiopia, rural women like Fikre Molla, who spent their last days of pregnancy in Maternity Waiting Homes and gave birth at a health institution, are... Read more