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15 October 2020
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High-level side event on Gender-Based Violence, Girls’ and Women’s Rights in the Central Sahel

A consortium of organizations is organizing a virtual high-level side event on the theme: “Gender-Based Violence, Girls’ and Women’s Rights in the Central Sahel”, on the margins of a Ministerial... Read more

18 September 2020
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21 September, #PeaceinSahel Day

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in West and Central, and youth networks are organizing a media campaign to celebrate this year’s International Day of Peace, which is on the 21 September... Read more

21 July 2020
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11 African celebrities unite against violence to women and girls for the SWEDD Project #StrongerTogether campaign

    Dakar, 22 July 2020- In this period of the coronavirus pandemic, violence against women and girls is on the rise. "This must stop!" It is to alert the populations of the Sahel region that 11... Read more

20 July 2020
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CADRI: Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative

The Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) is a global partnership composed of 20 organizations including FAO, IOM, UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA (executive partners), GNDR, IFRC, OCHA, UNESCO... Read more

11 July 2020
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António Guterres, UN Secretary General - message on World Population Day

The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere, but it does not affect everyone equally.  It is deepening existing inequalities and vulnerabilities, particularly for women and girls.   With many... Read more

11 July 2020
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Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day  11 July 2020 Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his... Read more

9 July 2020
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Impact of COVID-19 on Gender-Based Violence in West and Central Africa

Dakar, 9 July 2020 - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Regional Office for West and Central Africa held a virtual conference on Wednesday 08 July 2020 on the impact of COVID-19 on Gender-... Read more

18 June 2020
Press Release

Impact of COVID-19 on General Population and Housing Census in West and Central Africa

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Regional Office for West and Central Africa held a webinar on Wednesday, 17 June 2020 to discuss the impact of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic... Read more

3 June 2020
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SWEDD 2 will continue to support efforts to keep girls in school in Sahel countries like Mali. © UNFPA/Ollivier Girard

UNFPA welcomes the World Bank’s approval of an additional $376 million to advance women’s and girls' empowerment in Africa

                                                          The World Bank's Board of Directors has authorized the execution of the second phase of the Sahel Women's Empowerment and Demographic... Read more

23 May 2020
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End Gender Inequality! End Health Inequality! End Fistula Now!

Virtual Commemoration!! International Day to End Obstetric Fistula Remarks by Mr. Mabingue NGOM,     Excellences, Colleagues and friends All protocols duly observed. First of all, I want to... Read more

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