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1 December 2020
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COVID-19 Threatens to Exacerbate Inequalities Faced by Many Living with HIV

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On World AIDS Day, 1 December 2020     On World AIDS Day, as we unite in support of people living with and affected by HIV, let us remember all... Read more

25 November 2020
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Stand up and say ‘enough’ to violence

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Violence against Women  Enough! That’s what we say, today and every day, to all forms of violence against women... Read more

24 November 2020
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3000 Blind and Partially Sighted persons receive Braille COVID-19 Key Messages

Gaborone, BOTSWANA- Even under normal circumstances, persons with disabilities face discrimination and exclusion from services and decision-making. As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the world,... Read more

11 November 2020
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I never thought it could happen to me

In 2017, Ikgopoleng Keabetswe reunited with the father of her first child whom she met when she was 16 years old. Two months into the relationship, Ikgopoleng’s partner became abusive. She tried to... Read more

11 November 2020
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TEENAGE PREGNANCY: RETURNING TO SCHOOL AFTER

“Girls are still falling pregnant and are forced to drop out of school because they are not educated about family planning early enough.” Olorato Bathoeng fell pregnant in 2015 at 17 years old,... Read more

27 October 2020
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Leveraging the Power of Media to End Gender Based Violence

Gaborone, BOTSWANA- In an effort to eradicate gender-based violence (GBV), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) organised a one day orientation session for 30 print and electronic media... Read more

24 October 2020
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Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the United Nations

As much as anniversaries celebrate what came before, this year’s United Nations Day—marking the Charter of the United Nations entering into force—focuses on what lies ahead. In January, United... Read more

20 October 2020
Statement

Trusting statistics to tell the story

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On World Statistics Day, 20 October 2020 A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being... Read more

11 October 2020
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Let’s listen to girls and uphold their rights

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day of the Girl 11 October 2020   It is every girl’s right to speak and to be heard. Today, on the International Day of... Read more

2 October 2020
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Karabo Bosena’s tale of giving birth during a world pandemic!

GABORONE, Botswana—The experience of pregnancy and childbirth comes with a mixture of anticipation, excitement and anxiety. For first time moms, this experience also comes with fear. Fear of the... Read more

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