Conditions are often harrowing for women and girls in Cameroon’s Far North Region, where their health and rights typically take a back seat to those of men and boys. Violence, child marriage and maternal death are all... Read more
The hackathon participants raced through the night to devise the best, most innovative mobile phone apps to promote sexual and reproductive health. The 'HackForYouth' event brought together youth and experts... Read more
Casting convention to the wind, two brave South Sudanese refugees are speaking frankly about their decision to use family planning. After surviving conflict and enduring a perilous journey to Uganda, they are unwilling... Read more
Four decades ago in Syria, a medical mistake left Fatima deaf, but with hard work, her family learned sign language and helped her discover a talent for art. Then, three years ago, Fatima was forced to flee the violence... Read more
It was no ordinary fair. In the village square of Ahua Village, in rural Côte d’Ivoire, midwives and health workers provided pregnancy and HIV testing, cervical cancer screenings, family planning counselling, and free... Read more
Sports offer a valuable avenue for reaching young people with messages about making healthy choices. In Jamaica, UNFPA has partnered with Netball Jamaica to teach adolescents about sexual and reproductive health, human... Read more
Sarita Tamang was nine months pregnant when she was buried alive by the devastating earthquake in Nepal. This World Population Day highlights the needs of vulnerable populations in emergencies, including pregnant women.