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12 December 2020
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Let’s stop treating sexual and reproductive health care as anything less than essential

  Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Universal Health Coverage Day 12 December 2020 When universal health coverage became an agreed global goal just five years ago... Read more

10 December 2020
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Standing up for human rights more important than ever

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Human Rights Day 10 December Realizing human rights, equal and inalienable for every person, is the most just and meaningful goal of any... Read more

3 December 2020
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The health systems we build back after COVID-19 must reach everyone

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities More than a billion people: that’s how many live with a disability today. Some... Read more

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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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

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

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

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