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6 February

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

8 March

International Women’s Day

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In region assaulted by Boko Haram, women, young people key to stability

UNITED NATIONS, New York/DAKAR, Senegal – Thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced in the Lake Chad Basin region, the result of a relentless and ongoing campaign of violence by Boko Haram insurgents. With the disaster threatening to undermine decades of development, heads of state, leaders of United Nations agencies and civil society chiefs gathered at UN Headquarters today to address the urgent needs of women and young people, and to forge partnerships for building resilience among terrorized communities. more

Sierra Leone: UNFPA Provides Critical Response to Humanitarian Situation Caused by Torrential Rains and Floods in Freetown

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 18 September 2015 — Within 24 hours after heavy torrential monsoon rain caused unprecedented devastation in Sierra Leone, especially in the capital city on 16 September 2015, destroying property, injuring many and reportedly claiming seven lives, an estimated 4000 people have been displaced by the incident, and among them a number of pregnant women, lactating mothers and girls of reproductive age, in need of urgent care and protection. more

Curbing the threat of Boko Haram and building stability in Affected Countries

Special event during United Nations Sustainable Development Summit more

“Improving the rights of the girl child should be a priority for all”: Ban Ki-moon

Abuja, Nigeria – “We are committed to ensuring that every adolescent girl, regardless of her age, culture or background has access to equitable and quality education and importantly expresses her right to live and not be a child bride [decide when she wants to get married],” said the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, during his visit to Junior Secondary School Garki. more

UNFPA Leads Sub Regional Efforts to Restore Maternal Health Services to Post Ebola Liberia

Liberia has intensified efforts to rebuild its health services, including maternal and newborn health left exposed as a result of the major Ebola Virus Disease outbreak. more
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The School of Husbands, Niger

 "The School of Husbands" project aims to get men actively involve in the promotion of reproductive health.

Fighting fistula in Chad
Changing family planning environment in Burkina Faso