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26 October 2018

Respect young people's rights and reap the demographic dividend

If the demographic dividend is to be harnessed, then the fundamental civil, political and socioeconomic rights of young people, including young women, must be protected and respected, said Dereje Wordofa, UNFPA Deputy...

5 October 2018

Africa has come a long way in addressing population and development issues

African ministers in charge of population issues have endorsed the continental report on the implementation of the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development (AADPD). At the end of a two-day meeting in Accra...

18 September 2018

"We should be taught how to be a man and to be great partners"

“In safe spaces, as young men we should be taught how to be a man and [to be] great partners so that we curb gender-based violence and other social ills,” says Cebolencwala Dube, a mechanical engineering student from...

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