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11 May 2021
News

Menstruation and human rights - Frequently asked questions

How is menstruation related to human rights? When does menstruation start? What are common myths and taboos about menstruation? What is period poverty? These and many more questions are answered in... Read more

14 April 2021
Press Release

Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA report, My Body is My Own

Violations include rape, forced sterilization, virginity testing, female genital mutilation and more NEW YORK, 14 April 2021 - Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to... Read more

14 April 2021
News

Bodily autonomy: Busting 7 myths that undermine individual rights and freedoms

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, according to data from 57 countries, UNFPA’s flagship report announced today. The 2021 State of World Population... Read more

17 September 2020
Press Release

New High-Level Commission will ensure promises made at Nairobi Summit are kept as COVID-19 pandemic threatens to turn back the clock for women’s health and rights

NEW YORK—A new High-Level Commission of advocates, experts and activists was established today to help commitments to women’s health and rights made at the November 2019 Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 stay... Read more

15 June 2020
Statement

Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the Fight Against Systemic Racism and Discrimination We are living through turbulent, trying times. This is a moment of suffering for many... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. New York, USA, 27 April 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the... Read more

21 April 2020
News

UNFPA alongside its beneficiaries to warn against Covid-19

On Friday April 10th, 2020, UNFPA organized dignity kits distribution to 350 vulnerable women and girls of reproductive age quarantined in Makombe site, in Rumonge Province (South of Burundi). The... Read more

27 September 2019
News
Celebration of ICPD 25th Anniversary in Burundi

Celebration of ICPD 25th Anniversary in Burundi

"I had a very bad company and my two great friends fell pregnant early; I was scared, I did not want to live the same experience", shared Noëlla Miburo, a 19-year-old girl living at Buye in Ngozi... Read more

5 August 2019
News

25 Years of ICPD, what's changed in Burundi? Parliamentarians discussed on it

The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, has organized with the Burundi Parliament a debate to analyze the implementation of the commitments of the International Conference on Population and... Read more

24 May 2019
News

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

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, recommitted to the revolutionary decision taken at the 1994 International Conference on Population and... Read more

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