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22 April 2022

CLIMATE ACTION: Rural Woman Turns Thrash into Cash

“I started as a way of keeping busy while resting at home. I wasn’t aware of the monetary value and its impact towards protecting the environment,” stated Gogo Dlamini explaining how she turned a... Read more

30 March 2022

7 myths about unintended pregnancy debunked

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Half. That is the alarmingly high proportion of pregnancies that girls and women do not deliberately choose. The neglected crisis of unintended pregnancy is the subject of... Read more

7 March 2022

Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women’s Day   More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring countries. For them,... Read more

7 February 2022

Teen Moms Initiative to Enable Young Girls to Live, Love and Laugh Again

“My sister wouldn’t talk to me and that affected me emotionally. I quickly learned how to take care of my baby while also caring for my younger brother,” said Precious Dlamini explaining some of the... Read more

29 July 2021

Ensuring continued access to sexual reproductive health education and services for all during pandemics could prevent sudden fertility increase in Eswatini

"I knew about family planning services as no one told me about these services while I was a young girl. As a result, I could not achieve my wish of having just 2 children,” stated Jabulile Tsabedze... Read more

11 July 2021

How COVID-19 has increased fertility, adolescent pregnancy and maternal deaths in East and Southern African countries

LUANDA, Angola, MBABANE, Eswatini, PRETORIA, South Africa and LUSAKA, Zambia—“Young people are able to access [sexual and reproductive health] services but not as much as they used to before the... Read more

7 June 2021

Strengthening uptake of Life Skills Education is step in the right direction towards eliminating early and unintended pregnancies among adolescents

“It’s a great opportunity for adolescents as it enables them to prevent some of the challenges they face such as unintended pregnancies,” stated Hlobsile Makhubu commenting on the importance of... Read more

28 May 2021

TAX-FREE SANITARY TOWELS: A Potential Game Changer in Improving Menstrual Hygiene for All

“The curiosity of not knowing if the other children noticed the tiny brownish stains on my tunic troubled me, but I convinced myself that they’d have laughed if they had seen them,” pondered... Read more

11 May 2021

Menstruation and human rights - Frequently asked questions

How is menstruation related to human rights? When does menstruation start? What are common myths and taboos about menstruation? What is period poverty? These and many more questions are answered in... Read more

5 May 2021

Investing in midwives key to realizing the goal on ending preventable maternal deaths in the decade of accelerated action

“In the presence of a midwife, who is well equipped and knowledgeable, the threats to women and new born babies are minimal,” stated Nomqhele Msibi, a final year midwifery student commenting on why... Read more