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24 November 2021

UNFPA Representative presents credentials to Minister of Foreign Affairs

KAMPALA, November  24 2021. The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (In charge of International Affairs) Hon. Henry Okello Oryem  has today, Wednesday 24th November 2021 received Credentials for... Read more

10 November 2021

‘We narrowly survived undergoing FGM’: Minister, MPs call for tougher actions against perpetrators

  Karamoja & Sebei Regions, Uganda – A 14-year-old Judith* and five other Ugandan Pokot girls survived to undergo forced Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child marriage after being tricked to... Read more

4 November 2021

Ordinances facilitate grassroots action to counter gender-based violence

It has been the talk of policy makers, programmers and development partners for a while, at meetings, workshops and dialogues, “that Uganda makes good policies and laws but the problem is... Read more

31 October 2021

Inspiring girls to live their dreams on the Day of the Girl

“I started my life living in the slums of Katwe, but I would like to re-write my story,” began 22-year-old Nakandi Mastula, a young feminist, advocate and leader. As a young girl raised by a single... Read more

27 October 2021

Working with Parliamentarians to achieve ICPD agenda, SDG goals

 “Let us all be champions for maternal, newborn and child health issues,” said Hon. Muwuma Milton Kalulu, a Member of Parliament and Population champion, in his concluding remarks after making a... Read more

20 October 2021

New cohort of adolescent mentors join forces to end teenage pregnancy, child marriage in Karamoja

KARAMOJA, Uganda: Armed with new skills on promotion of adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health services, prevention of Gender Based Violence and economic empowerment, 20-year-old Palma Amua has joined... Read more

15 October 2021

Addressing teenage pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of life in Uganda, resulting in school closures, loss of jobs, and disruptions in access to health and social services. But no group has felt the... Read more

8 October 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Day of the Girl

Girls are born with power. Every girl has within her possibilities that should flourish as she moves into adulthood, shaping her future and, with it, the world.  We see examples of this everywhere,... Read more

5 October 2021

Parliamentarians urged to champion fight against teenage pregnancy, child marriage and promote gender equality

KAMPALA: UNFPA Representative Ms. Suzanne Mandong has urged Parliamentarians to become advocates for advancing the sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and women empowerment in... Read more

30 September 2021

Elderly champion battling Female Genital Mutilation in Bukwo district

BUKWO, eastern Uganda – Seventy eight-year-old Stephen Anguria is collaborating and taking the lead to influence communities in Sebei region, eastern Uganda to abandon the harmful Female Genital... Read more