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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

$835 million is needed to provide life-saving essential services to meet health and protection needs of 54.5 million displaced women, girls and young... 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

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