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12 December 2018

A celebration of the girl child

In her speech to the First Lady of Uganda, Esther Mudondo, a young student at Wanyange Girls School, spoke about issues affecting adolescent girls and gave recommendations on what should be done to... Read more

6 December 2018

Sweden and UNFPA recognize best performing midwives

Kampala, Uganda - Petua Kiboko Olobo stood elegantly in her white dress, complete with a belt, a head cap and a badge with the words, ‘I love midwifery’. This was at the award ceremony for the 2018... Read more

4 December 2018

Anti-GBV school clubs support girls cope with menstrual matters

Palabek Settlement, LAMWO: The beginning of menstruation is a normal part of human life natural healthy part of an adolescent’s life. But for many girls, that time of the month can be a nightmare... Read more

30 November 2018

‘I will drive all night to save mothers’

Palabek Settlement, LAMWO:  In emergencies, every one in five women of reproductive age is likely to be pregnant.  In times like these, every mother deserves a safe birth. However, circumstances like... Read more

16 November 2018

Pursuing her dream to become a nurse amidst all odds

Kotido, Uganda - At 15 years, Irene was coerced into marriage. She had dropped out of Form Six after her parents failed to pay school fees.  “When a boda-boda rider (special hire motorcyclist) from... Read more

15 November 2018

Harnessing the power of storytelling: Inspiring young people in Uganda to live up to their potential

 “In my industry, I have seen it all. I have seen every type of social pressure you can imagine. Peer pressure is one of the most dangerous challenges you can be faced with as a young person.” These... Read more

9 November 2018

Manufacturing condoms in Africa: an urgent health and economic priority

As development partners, governments, donors, experts and other agencies gather in Kigali, Rwanda from 12-15 November for the 5th International Conference on Family Planning, Dr. Julitta Onabanjo,... Read more

6 November 2018

Special Court for gender-based violence cases commence this November

The Gender Based Violence (GBV) Special Court sessions kicked off on Friday 2nd November with a capacity strengthening training of key duty bearers at the Law Development Center in Kampala. The... Read more

1 November 2018

In the News

  Check out the latest bulletin from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) that highlights results of UNFPA Uganda’s Better Life for Girls (BL4G programme) and its flagship campaign Live... Read more

30 October 2018

I am worried about the rate of population growth in this country, says Speaker of Parliament

Kampala, Uganda - Speaking at the launch of the 2018 State of the World Population (SWOP) and State of Uganda Population reports, the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga expressed concern... Read more