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10 February 2022

Ray of hope as top women leaders champion campaign against teenage pregnancy, child marriage

Every day in Uganda, the stories of hundreds of cases of teenage pregnancies reported across the country have become a ‘new normal’, visibly creating a crisis that may hinder national efforts to... Read more

6 February 2022

A crisis within a crisis: Increased investment critical to end female genital mutilation as COVID-19 rages on

NEW YORK, 6 February 2022 – “Multiple overlapping crises are putting millions of girls at increased risk of female genital mutilation.  “Countries already grappling with rising poverty, inequality... Read more

11 January 2022

Fourteen-year-old girl rejects her mother’s demands to marry a 35-year-old man

Abim district, Northern Uganda – Fourteen-year-old Ruth* said no to child marriage. She rejected her mother’s demands to get married to a man twice her age. A primary five pupil and a member of Agile... Read more

23 December 2021

The WAY programme gave me a hook!

Adjumani Town Council in Adjumani district is one of the areas in the country that is riddled with different culturally gender based forms of violence. In this area, it is not uncommon for a pregnant... Read more

17 December 2021

Ugandan innovator wins UNFPA FGM Incubator, looks to enable survivors access services in real time

What if girls and women who have faced or are at risk of female genital mutilation could receive the services and support they needed at the time they needed them?  This would help address the... Read more

13 December 2021
Press Release

Women and girls’ needs require urgent attention as climate shocks, conflict and COVID-19 fuel humanitarian crises

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 13 December 2021—Natural disasters, intensified by climate change, conflict and the continuing coronavirus pandemic, are driving up humanitarian needs and displacement... Read more

7 December 2021
Press Release

UNFPA hands over equipment to Ministry of Health, Uganda Bureau of Statistics, the Judiciary and Uganda Police Force to advance access to justice by survivors of gender-based violence

Kampala, 7 December 2021 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund with funding from the Austrian Development Cooperation, the Embassy of Sweden in Uganda, and the European Union, has handed over... Read more

3 December 2021
Press Release

First Lady, Vice President, Prime Minister and the UN Launch National Campaign to Promote Positive Parenting

              KAMPALA, 3 December 2021 - Today, the Government of Uganda in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is launching a... Read more

1 December 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day 2021

As the world embarks on a third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot forget that we are also on the cusp of the fifth decade of the AIDS pandemic. The continued spread of these two viruses lays... Read more

25 November 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Violence against Women

  Violence in the online world is real. It is also wrong, and it must be stopped. It may seem like the online world is safe for women and girls. What could possibly happen, at home or in school or in... Read more