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11 October 2022
Sifa, 19, from Quissanga in Mozambique.

Disturbing rise in teenage pregnancy, child marriage, gender-based violence  and HIV infection in adolescent girls in East and Southern Africa ​​– we need to act collectively and with urgency

Girls’ sheer resilience in the face of adversity is cause for celebration this International Day of The Girl Child. While East and Southern Africa... Read more

9 September 2022

UNFPA, Ministry of Health Launches Revised Eswatini National Family Planning Services

Mbabane, ESWATINI - The Ministry of Health: Sexual Reproductive Health (SRHU) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), today launched the 3rd... Read more

22 April 2022
Ms Thamary Silindza making remarks.

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,”... Read more

30 March 2022

7 myths about unintended pregnancy debunked

Half. That is the alarmingly high proportion of pregnancies that girls and women do not deliberately choose. The neglected crisis of unintended... Read more

7 March 2022

Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies

More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring countries. For them, displacement... 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... 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 nothing 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... Read more

11 July 2021

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

Young people are able to access [sexual and reproductive health] services but not as much as they used to before the lockdown,” said Kondelwani... 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... 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... Read more