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20 March 2020
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As pandemic rages, women and girls face intensified risks

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world, governments are taking unprecedented measures to limit the spread of the virus, ramping up health system responses and... Read more

1 November 2019
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Young people call for access to information and non-judgemental health services

Teenage pregnancy remains a great challenge in Botswana with some schools losing as many as 30 girls in a year. Twenty five years ago, Botswana together with 178 other governments committed to... Read more

9 August 2019
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NGOs seek better support for women and girls

One in three women in Botswana have experienced some form of gender based violence (GBV) by an intimate partner.  These experiences by women and girls remain high despite the government’s commitment... Read more

17 June 2019
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Re-committing to the unfinished business of the ICPD, SWOP 2019 official launch

The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health and Wellness, Ms Ruth Maphorisa officially launched the 2019 State of World Population (SWOP) report on 5 June in Gaborone, Botswana. The report, with the... Read more

24 May 2019
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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

12 November 2018
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The First Lady’s Girls summit: A safe space for girls

“I want you to speak out and be free, this is your space,” encouraged First Lady Mrs Neo Masisi at the inaugural Girls Summit in Palapye. The summit brought together 100 young girls from Palapye and... Read more

26 October 2018
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Respect young people's rights and reap the demographic dividend - State of World Population 2018 launch in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—If the demographic dividend is to be harnessed, then the fundamental civil, political and socioeconomic rights of young people, including young women, must be protected and... Read more

17 October 2018
Press Release

State of World Population 2018

The State of World Population 2018 The power to choose the number, timing and spacing of children can bolster economic and social development, new UNFPA report shows   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 17... Read more

11 October 2018
Statement

A Skilled GirlForce is a force for change!

Dr. Natalia Kanem Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund Statement on the Occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child 11 October 2018   We believe in the power of... Read more

5 October 2018
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Africa has come a long way in addressing population and development issues

ACCRA, Ghana, Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development Five-Year Review, 5 October—African ministers in charge of population issues have endorsed the continental report on the... Read more

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