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26 October 2018

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

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

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

10 August 2018

Leaving Home for University: the journey of a young girl living with HIV

Masedi Kewamodimo is a 23 year old who like many of her peers in Botswana was born with HIV. She discovered her HIV status at the young age of 10 years. Masedi lost both her parents to AIDS in 2000... Read more

14 June 2018
28 year old Trans-gender woman Nelly Thobega, Health Empowerment Rights, sharing her experience in accessing health care services in Botswana.

Great Progress made, but much more to be done for the left behind in HIV prevention in Botswana

“I face violence from the community for being “different,” and not only that, as a Transgender woman, I do not receive adequate health care because health care providers in clinics discriminate... Read more

9 November 2017

UNFPA hands over reproductive health commodities to Ministry of Health and Wellness

In a ceremony cited as “evidence of the power of partnerships,” by Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health and Wellness Ms Shenaaz El-Halabi, UNFPA  handed over 40 016 implants, 300 000 female condoms... Read more

19 October 2017

Minister of Health and Wellness officially launches State of World Population (SWOP) 2017 Report

The Minister of Health and Wellness, Honourable Dorcus Makgato officially launched the 2017 State of World Population (SWOP) report on 17 October 2017 in Gaborone, BOTSWANA.  Commending the timely... Read more

19 October 2017

State of World Population (SWOP) Report 2017 Call to 10 actions towards a more equal world

1. Meet all commitments and obligations to human rights agreed in international treaties and conventions. 2. Tear down barriers—whether discriminatory laws, norms or service gaps—that prevent... Read more

11 November 2016


“… I want to own a physiotherapist clinic and a mentorship school …” , “…my dream is to join Victoria Secret Models in America…”, “…I want to become a woman rights activist ….  i will use my powerful... Read more