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27 January 2021

Increasing youth inclusion in peacebuilding in Uganda

Uganda has had a history of a vulnerable political landscape that peaks up during election times, often resulting in violence, conflicts and criminal activities. The Central and Rwenzori regions in... Read more

22 January 2021

Supporting out-of-school girls save for the future and exercise their rights

LABONGO LAYAMO, KITGUM-Rita Achan is a 23-year-old adolescent girl who volunteers as a Youth Savings and Loans Association (YSLA) Agent in her community under the Women, Adolescents, Youth (WAY)... Read more

19 January 2021

Leading by example, role model men address the unmet need for family planning in Kitgum

LABONGO AMIDA, KITGUM – Male involvement in Family Planning is very instrumental in addressing the unmet need for Family Planning. Under the WAY programme, UNFPA supports CARE to increase demand for... Read more

30 December 2020

UNFPA -supported social enterprise gets heads up to roll out eco-friendly sanitary pads

In Uganda, menstruation continues to be shrouded in taboos, myths, and misconceptions, with many girls and women struggling with limited access to hygienic menstrual health products. Although... Read more

3 December 2020

Safe birth services save lives of vulnerable mothers in humanitarian settings

KYANGWALI refugee Settlement, Kikuube: Ordinarily at the age of 13, a girl is still considered a child, enjoying adolescence. But for RT, it became motherhood in childhood when she became pregnant at... Read more

2 December 2020

Women safe spaces: A refuge for women and girls exposed to violence

Sixteen-year-old Angella fled to Uganda in 2017 following the war in South Sudan and the death of her mother. Together with her two younger sisters, Angella now lives with her aunt at the Palorinya... Read more

1 December 2020

COVID-19 Threatens to Exacerbate Inequalities Faced by Many Living with HIV

COVID-19 Threatens to Exacerbate Inequalities Faced by Many Living with HIV   Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem   On World AIDS Day, as we unite in support of people living with... Read more

30 November 2020

Savings groups keep young women and girls cushioned through the COVID-19 lockdown

“In the beginning I did not know how to save but currently I am able to save the money I get from my business,” says twenty-year-old Gift Parren, a mother of one living in Village B in Ataabo, Pakele... Read more

26 November 2020

Stand up and say ‘enough’ to violence

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Violence against Women   Enough! That’s what we say, today and every day, to all forms of violence against... Read more

12 November 2020
Press Release

UNFPA and Jumia launch partnership to expand delivery and increase access to reproductive health commodities during COVID-19 pandemic

November 12, 2020. Kampala, Uganda - UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency and Jumia Uganda, the country’s largest e-commerce platform have today announced a new partnership... Read more