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30 November 2022
Children play in Kibera, Africa's largest informal settlement, in Kenya.

Recommit to equality to address HIV as a major global public health threat

Equal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights is crucial for all 8 billion people in our world today. The urgent call to dismantle... Read more

29 November 2022
Press Release
FGM Hacklab winners Mack Marangu of Enlightened Generation International, from Kenya, and Glory Mlagwa of Ennovate Ventures.

Innovative solutions for ending female genital mutilation in Africa win seed funding and support from UNFPA FGM Innovation Hacklab

Two ground-breaking innovative solutions for ending female genital mutilation (FGM) on the continent are the winners of UNFPA’s FGM Innovation... Read more

28 November 2022
UNFPA’s bodyright campaign was launched last year during the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

“For women and girls, no place is safe”: Urgent action needed to combat digital violence

“Can you put a price tag on human life? Can there be a penalty strong enough against those who, for their own amusement, mentally torture people... Read more

25 November 2022
Monica, a mentor, during a mentorship and information session supported by the Spotlight Initiative.

“Girls should focus on their studies”: how activists are changing girls’ lives in Mozambique

With notebooks in her arms and a bright smile, Maria*, 16, is getting ready for another school day. In the 9th grade in Mogovolas district, Nampula... Read more

24 November 2022
© UNFPA Mozambique/Mbuto Machili

Stop the crisis of violence against women and girls: stand in solidarity and say “enough”

With the global population recently reaching 8 billion, we can celebrate signs of human progress. Better health and longer lives brought us to this... Read more

23 November 2022
Press Release
New UNFPA Regional Champion and Miss South Africa 2020, Shudufhadzo Musida (centre), with Lydia Zigomo (right).

UNFPA announces partnership with Miss South Africa 2020 Shudufhadzo Musida as new regional champion

UNFPA announced the appointment of Miss South Africa 2020, Shudufhadzo Musida, as UNFPA Regional Champion. The partnership will promote the rights of... Read more

23 November 2022
Lydia Zigomo, UNFPA Regional Director for East and Southern Africa.

UNFPA unveils exciting new partnership with Miss South Africa 2020, Shudufhadzo Musida

I am very pleased to be in the same space as a young woman whose goal is the same as ours – realizing the full potential of a ten-year old girl, and... Read more

23 November 2022
UNFPA's first ever Regional Champion is Shudufhadzo Musida

New UNFPA Regional Champion to help make the world a safer, better place for women and girls

It is a great pleasure to be standing here today as the first Regional Champion for UNFPA. The goals and targets of UNFPA are very close to my heart... Read more

15 November 2022
Press Release
It took about 12 years for the world population to grow from 7 to 8 billion, but the next billion is expected to take 14.5 years

As the world’s population hits 8 billion people, UN calls for solidarity in advancing sustainable development for all

The global population is projected to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022, signalling major improvements in public health that have lowered the risk... Read more

11 November 2022
FGM is outlawed in many countries today, including Uganda.

Global quest to end FGM by 2030 'needs all hands on deck'

Gloria Chelangat was born and raised in a community with a deep-rooted practice: female genital mutilation (FGM). The procedure, also called female... Read more