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8 May 2017

Out of school girls meet the President of Italy’s Chamber of Deputies to discuss reproductive health and rights

The President of Italy’s Chamber of Deputies, Ms Laura Boldrini  had a private interactive session with adolescent girls of the UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund, supported project called “... Read more

8 March 2017

Nigerian Actress, Stephanie Linus named UNFPA Regional Ambassador for West and Central Africa

DAKAR/LAGOS, 8 March 2017 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today appointed Nigerian actress and activist, Stephanie Linus as the UNFPA Regional Ambassador for West and Central Africa. A... Read more

13 January 2017
A survivor at an IDP camp in Maiduguri, receiving ante-natal care at a UNFPA health facility

In crisis, access to reproductive health care often determines if women and girls live or die, says UNFPA Executive Director

Abuja, Nigeria - Zainab Abubakar is a 28 years old mother of six , “I was one month pregnant when I left Gamboru Ingala, I left because of the Boko haram crisis.  During my escape, I lost my... Read more

31 December 2016

Wise up, use a condom!

Calabar, Cross River State – Wise up. Play Safe. Use a Condom; was the resonating message of the wise up campaign in Calabar, Cross River State. The campaign is part of UNFPA, the United Nations... Read more

29 November 2016

Nigeria Joins the African Union Campaign to End Child Marriage

  I hope that my presence here, underscores the fact that as far as the Federal Government is concerened ... our position is clear, No Child Marriage. Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo... Read more

25 August 2016

Keep Girls In School And Unlock Their Power To Become Economic Assets Says UNFPA

Naja’atu Idress is 15 years old. After graduating from primary school at age 10, she hawked for three years to support her parents with a daily stipend. At age 13 a suitor was handpicked for her... Read more

27 July 2016

120 Out Of School Girls Liberated From The Slums

“Eyin o lori re da (where are the fortunate people)? Awa re O (we are here)” was the greeting resonating throughout the graduation ceremony of 120 out of school girls in Ilaje community, Lagos... Read more

21 June 2016

An Activist's Story Of FGM

“In a community where I advocate for the abandonment of female genital mutilation (FGM), pregnant women are abandoned during childbirth. Hajiya (I never got to know her real name) was a victim. She... Read more

20 May 2016

The Horror Of Fistula And A Survivor's Tale

I met Zainab Baubau, a 32-year-old fistula patient twenty years after her failed marriage to Mohammed, and 19 years after the death of her son, an infant she lost during childbirth. At the age of 12... Read more

5 May 2016

International Day Of The Midwives – UNFPA And WBF Raise Awareness On Maternal And Neonatal Health

“Midwives are the first eyes to see and the first hands to hold our future” said Mr Stephen Sobhani, a key note speaker at the inaugural midwifery conference in Nigeria. The conference which was... Read more