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24 May 2019
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People-centered development is critical for Africa's future to ensure the Africa We Want

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, recommitted to the revolutionary decision taken at the 1994 International Conference... 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

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

17 October 2018
Press Release

State of World Population 2018

The global trend towards smaller families is a reflection of people making reproductive choices to have as few or as many children as they want, when... Read more

11 October 2018
Statement

A Skilled GirlForce is a force for change!

We believe in the power of girls to change this world for the better. Let’s give them the chance, writes Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of... Read more

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

African ministers in charge of population issues have endorsed the continental report on the implementation of the Addis Ababa Declaration on... Read more

10 August 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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

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