Ensuring rights and choices for all


23 May 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2019 Fistula is a human rights violation – end it now!   Shame, isolation and segregation are among the indignities faced by the hundreds of thousands of women and girls worldwide who suffer from obstetric fistula

16 May 2019

Launches UNFPA flagship report, renews commitment to youth

The Regional Director of the United Nations Population Fund for the West and Central Africa Regional Office (UNFP WCARO), Mabingue NGOM paid a working visit to Benin from 5 to 9 May 2019. During his stay, the Regional Director launched the State of the World Population 2019 report, addressed a regional gathering of the French

11 April 2019

World must work harder to secure sexual and reproductive rights for all, says new UNFPA report

The global reproductive rights movement that began in the 1960s transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of women, empowering them to govern their own bodies and shape their own futures. But despite the gains made over the past 50 years, since the establishment of UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health

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