Belgium

Belgium

Donor Rankings, 2014-2018

12th Core Contributions
16th Non Core Contributions
14th Overall Contributions

Belgian Development Cooperation considers gender equality a key focus area as well as a cross-cutting topic to be considered in all strategies, policies and actions. The Belgian Government’s work in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights is guided by three cooperation principles: A human-rights based approach; a global and positive approach to sexuality and reproduction; and health care for all. Within this framework, key areas of intervention are: integration of sexual and reproductive health care into general health care; combating sexual violence, sexual exploitation, trafficking in women and children, and harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and child marriage; and addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights in emergencies, conflict situations and peace-building processes.

Specific areas of collaboration between Belgium and UNFPA include: sexual and reproductive health and rights in Burkina Faso, addressing HIV/AIDS, addressing gender-based violence in Morocco, preventing and treating obstetric fistula, and developing technology platforms to deliver sexual and reproductive health information.

Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister; Minister of Finance, in charge of Fight against Tax Fraud; and Minister of Development Cooperation
Girls who are forced to marry and become mothers at a young age miss out on many opportunities. They leave school early and risk spending the rest of their lives in dependence. The fight against sexual violence and child marriage is crucial to strengthen the position of girls and women. That is why Belgium continues to join forces with UNFPA.
Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister; Minister of Finance, in charge of Fight against Tax Fraud; and Minister of Development Cooperation

News & Updates

Ms. Kaleso suffered stigma and isolation stemming from fistula for a year before she got treatment. © UNFPA Malawi
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LILONGWE, Malawi – Monica Kaleso loved to go to school. She studied hard and never missed class. Her dream of becoming a medical doctor was on course until 2013, when, at the age of 17, she began a relationship with a...
1 July 2019 read story
A Syrian refugee in northern Iraq. © UNFPA/Seivan Salim
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DOHUK, Iraq – “I was only 12 years old when I got married to my 25-year-old cousin,” Najma*, from a Syria, told UNFPA recently. “My mother entered my room at around 5 pm while I was sitting on the floor, colouring in my...
21 June 2019 read story
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This statement was jointly released by the World Health Organization, UNFPA and UNAIDS. WHO, UNAIDS and UNFPA welcome the results  of a large clinical research study known as the Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO) study that was conducted in four African countries and published in the Lancet today. The study compared the risk of HIV acquisition among women randomized to three highly-effective reversible contraceptive methods. The ECHO study found no significant difference in risk of HIV infection among women using one of the three methods. It did find, however, that...
13 June 2019 read story

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Key Results 2018

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Maternal deaths averted
    956
    Unsafe abortions prevented
    115,218
    Fistula repair surgeries supported
    256
    Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    312,000
  • Family planning
    Unintended pregnancies prevented
    391,204
    Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies
    886,600
    HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    1,820
  • Gender based violence and harmful practices
    Girls saved from female genital mutilation
    494
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