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5 May 2022

Global health systems must invest in midwives

When heavy monsoon rains flooded refugee camps in Bangladesh, it was midwife Shakila Parvin who, in knee-high water, delivered twins to a hypertensive mother and stabilized her before she was rushed... Read more

14 April 2022

Act collectively to end the crisis of teenage pregnancy in Uganda

Uganda’s “serious problem” of teenage pregnancy requires collective action to prevent and respond to the crisis – and two new reports by UNFPA, the... Read more

9 April 2022

Creating a healthy, productive nation for Uganda’s economic development

Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni called for greater focus on wealth creation as the ‘bone marrow of prosperity’, by practising commercial... Read more

7 April 2022

Sexual and reproductive health: a foundation of resilience and well-being for people and planet

  Kaila! In Fiji, it means to cry out loud. It can announce a celebration—or be a passionate call to action. At a moment of profound planetary crisis, Fiji and other Small Island Developing States... Read more

7 March 2022

Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies

More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring countries. For them, displacement... Read more

18 February 2022

Reaching young people with sexuality education during the COVID-19 pandemic

Restrictive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 made it difficult for young people to access sexual and reproductive health and rights services including sexuality education, increasing their... Read more

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