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Recognizing their dedication, H.E. Lindgärde said that: “despite operating under challenging circumstances with limited resources and understaffing, midwives play a crucial role in improving Uganda’s health indicators and reducing maternal
and child mortality rates.”

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Uganda is one of the top ten countries in the world that hosts the largest number of refugees. As of  May 2019, the number of refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda  had reached 1,276,208 more than at any time in the country’s history. Eighty six percent of the refugees are women and children below 18 years . UNFPA plays a leading role in ensuring access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health (SRH)  services; preventing and responding to gender-based violence (GBV); and empowering women, adolescent girls and young people in refugee hosting districts.

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During a one-day pre-world population day symposium organized by The National Population Council with support from UNFPA in Adjumani district on July 10, the leaders committed to integrate sexual and reproductive health issues in their district development plans, sector  annual work plans and budgets to accelerate the promise of achieving the ICPD agenda

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It’s time for companies to be bold. That means adopting a comprehensive strategy on violence in the workplace, which companies have the power to eliminate, as well as helping to change norms and tackle social acceptance of violence beyond the workplace. Whether through raising their voices or protecting and supporting survivors, companies have a key role to play in addressing the systemic issue of  violence against women in every sphere.

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Violence and harassment in the world of work should be addressed as part of a continuum of unacceptable behaviours and practices, which can include physical, psychological and
sexual aspects.

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As a way to respond to Pillar 4 of the Live Your Dream campaign (LIVE YOUR DREAM by bringing generations together), UNFPA and NTV Uganda are partnering to hold a series of Generation for Generation (G4G) dialogues. The dialogues provide a platform to facilitate the generations of the young, middle age and the elderly to convene and dialogue together on key issues affecting Uganda’s youthful population. On December 17 2018 the first G4G dialogue was held under the theme: Is our young population driving Uganda’s  socio-economic transformation?

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Fifty years ago, it was hard for women to obtain contraception and relatively easy to die giving birth. Many women were unable to decide whom and when to marry, and when or whether to have children.

A worldwide movement to give women real choices in life culminated in the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), where a consensus was reached about the links between women’s empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, and rights and sustainable development.

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Looking back on our work in 2018, we made great strides in fulfilling our promise to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights in East and Southern Africa (ESA).Through our evidence-based advocacy and strategic engagement with different partners and stakeholders, we contributed to transforming the policy environment in the region. Many countries in the ESA region introduced and revised progressive policies regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), especially on HIV prevention, child marriage and comprehensive sexuality education.

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The study focused on the linkage between drought and access to quality SRH and GBV services, occurrence, magnitude and the most common forms of GBV, drivers of GBV and existing community protection structures for promoting SRH and preventing GBV. 

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Partnership between UNFPA Uganda and Korea International Cooperation Agency is supporting efforts to prevent adolescent pregnancy and reap the girl effect.  One of the highlights is the Live Your Dream Campaign that uses multimedia to empower girls to avoid early pregnancy.

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