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The Cost To Stop Women Dying In Childbirth By 2030? 46 Military Aircrafts

The Cost To Stop Women Dying In Childbirth By 2030? 46 Military Aircrafts

Countries need about $264 billion – the equivalent cost of 110 military aircraft – to end maternal deaths, gender-based violence, child marriage, and provide family planning to all women by 2030, said a United Nations study. An investment of $115.5 billion – which is equivalent to the cost of 46 high-end military aircraft – would […]

Global Sexual Health Summit : The Confusion

Global Sexual Health Summit : The Confusion

The United Nations and Kenyan government on Monday came under fire on the eve a global conference on sexual and reproductive health with Christian groups claiming to host the event was promoting abortion and homosexuality in the East African nation. More than 6,000 participants – including heads of state, government ministers, financial institutions, donors and […]

She Rebuilt Her Life After Years Of Spousal Abuse

She Rebuilt Her Life After Years Of Spousal Abuse

Ana Maria*, 30, suffered psychological, emotional and physical abuse at the hands of her husband for years and still feels distressed when she sees herself in the mirror or a photo of herself. “My face has suffered a transformation so I don’t feel comfortable filming or taking pictures,” she says. Globally, at least one in […]

UNFPA Lauds Lesotho’s Positive Maternal Health Work

UNFPA Lauds Lesotho’s Positive Maternal Health Work

THE United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently praised the government for making positive strides towards the reduction of maternal related deaths. UNFPA Representative to Lesotho Marc Derveeuw said the country was working hard to reduce maternal related deaths by recently increasing skilled birth attendants by 23 per cent. Dr Derveeuw said this while handing over […]

Leaders Call On World To End Scourge Of Gender-Based Violence

Leaders Call On World To End Scourge Of Gender-Based Violence

 Betty* is a survivor. The South Sudanese teenager has risen above a horrific act of violence and reclaimed her life. But her heroic act of recovery should never have been necessary, leaders at the United Nations emphasized on Tuesday at a panel discussion on gender-based violence. Betty was 16 years old when four armed men […]

UNFPA Urges U.S. To Reinstate Funds To Protect Women

UNFPA Urges U.S. To Reinstate Funds To Protect Women

The United Nations’ family planning agency has urged the United States to reinstate its funding, which has been cut for the third year over abortion rules, to help protect the lives of millions of women and girls. The U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) said the United States has withheld funding for the third year over its […]

UN, Partners Assess Girls Empowerment Programmes In Central Region

UN, Partners Assess Girls Empowerment Programmes In Central Region

A delegation from two United Nations (UN) organisations and their partners are in the Central Region to assess the progress of a joint adolescent girls empowerment programme ongoing in the region to reduce teenage pregnancy and its related issues. The UN Population Fund (UNPFA) and UN International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are implementing the programme dubbed […]

UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem To address AU Heads Of State and Government

UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem To address AU Heads Of State and Government

Niamey, Niger: July 5, 2019:  The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem, is expected in Niamey, Niger from 5th to 8th July 2019, for a series of engagements organized on the margins of the African Union (AU) Mid-Year Coordination Meeting, as well as an Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government to officially […]

Thai Model Launches Picture Books To Confront Sex Education Taboos

Thai Model Launches Picture Books To Confront Sex Education Taboos

Although Thailand is one of the most liberal countries in Asia, sex education focuses on basic biology and anatomy, leaving many unclear about the risks. A Thai model who has spoken out about sexual harassment said on Tuesday that she will publish a series of children’s books to teach young people about sex in a […]

Raped, Told To Marry Her Rapist!

Raped, Told To Marry Her Rapist!

When a 14-year-old girl was impregnated by a herder in her village, much to the chagrin of her community her parents married her off to the herder. The girl was still in primary school, yet community members were unable to stop the marriage taking place in their village of Mafeteng, 77 kilometers from Lesotho’s capital […]

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