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Celebrating Midwives – Sweden Recognizes Midwives in Uganda for the 5th Year

Newsletter

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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From Humanitarian Response to Resilience

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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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Voices of Change; ICPD25: Accelerating the promise 25 Uganda’s Change Hero(ines)

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The Change Hero(ines) not only shared their experience, but also ideas on how to reinvigorate the sexual and reproductive health and rights movement, suggesting fresh solutions, and new partners to bring on board.

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From humanitarian response to resilience: UNFPA Uganda's humanitarian results at a glance (Jan 2018-Dec 2018)

Fact Sheet

In 2018, UNFPA reached a total of 476,502 with humanitarian assistance in Uganda

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From humanitarian response to resilience

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Humanitarian crises heighten women and girls’ vulnerability to gender-based violence, unwanted pregnancy, HIV infection, maternal death and disability especially as a result of delivering without the help of a doctor or midwife, early and forced marriage, rape, trafficking, sexual exploitation and abuse. Humanitarian response must therefore never neglect the special needs and vulnerabilities of women and girls. Young people living in humanitarian/development nexus situations also face many challenges related to their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) including high rates of child marriage and teenage pregnancy, high maternal mortality, and high incidences of gender-based violence.

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World Population Day 2019 Declaration by West Nile sub-region district leaders

Declarations and Statement

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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The Corporate Collective Against Gender Based Violence (CCAG)

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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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Collective Responsibility to address GBV in the workplace

Technical Reports and Document

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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Evidence to action: Generation for Generation Dialogue

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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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State of World Population 2019

State of World Population Report

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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