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14 April 2021
Press Release

Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA report, My Body is My Own

Violations include rape, forced sterilization, virginity testing, female genital mutilation and more NEW YORK, 14 April 2021 - Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to... Read more

7 April 2021

Using culture to positively change perceptions about HIV/AIDS in Karamoja

KARAMOJA: “Our culture has remained static while the world around us evolves. We, therefore, need to unlearn and denounce negative practices like forced marriage, communal sleeping, wife inheritance... Read more

31 March 2021

Government of Uganda/UNFPA business plan (2021-2025) signed

KAMPALA, 31st March 2021 - The State Minister of Finance for Planning, Hon. David Bahati yesterday signed the Ninth GoU/UNFPA Country Programme Business Plan (2021-2015), on behalf of the Government... Read more

26 March 2021

KARUNA’s leadership forums linking leaders and young people for HIV/AIDS prevention

“I want to spearhead the fight against HIV in Karamoja,” said Lopeyok Raphael Kakamongole, aged 25. Lopeyok is one of the youth champions who benefited from the The Karamoja United Nations HIV... Read more

22 March 2021

Windmill boys club members become the young champions of change

NAKAPIRIPIRIT: Ngiro Markson is a member of The Windmill Boys Club, one of the Empowerment and Livelihoods for Adolescents (ELA+) clubs in Tokora sub county Nakapiripirit district, Karamoja region... Read more

11 March 2021

A role model man committed to addressing violence against women and girls

AWERE, PADER - Samuel Ojok, is a twenty-five-year-old man from Latek West village in Awere sub-county located in Pader district, Northern Uganda. Married with two children, Ojok is a catechist in a... Read more

8 March 2021

Celebrate women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and beyond

All over the world, women lead. They lead peace processes, run businesses, establish hospitals and schools. They are presidents of countries and corporate boards. They head international and... Read more

2 March 2021

Ensuring Safe Births amid a Disaster: Community Volunteer uses Motorcycle Ambulance to Save Lives of Mothers

Meet Davis Mukimba, a Community Volunteer with UNFPA/ACORD who also doubles as a Motorcycle Ambulance rider at Bukigai Health Centre III in Buduuda district, on the slopes of Mount Elgon in Eastern... Read more

11 February 2021

The SmartBag redefines menstruation management among refugee girls

In Uganda, menstruation management remains a daunting challenge in the life of many adolescent girls and women. This means they often choose to forego school and stay home to manage their... Read more

10 February 2021

Young people demand meaningful involvement in the integration of SRH, HIV and GBV Services

Engaging young people is key when holding discussions on Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) because they are not only affected by these SRHR issues but also have the right to meaningfully participate... Read more