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30 July 2020

We must win the battle against human trafficking

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 30 July 2020   Every year, tens of thousands of people are trafficked across and within national... Read more

11 July 2020

UNFPA celebrates Sudan's decision to outlaw FGM

KHARTOUM, Sudan -- The United Nations Population Fund applauds Sudan’s government for outlawing female genital mutilation, in what the agency called a groundbreaking achievement for the north African... Read more

25 June 2020

First UNFPA female driver in Arab region used to breaking barriers

KHARTOUM -- The United Nations Population Fund in Sudan is proud to announce the hiring of Ms. Alaa Elmedani, the first female driver for the organization in the Arab region. Elmedani was hired after... Read more

22 June 2020

Ending sexual violence in Sudan is a prerequisite to peace

A little over one year ago, women led Sudan’s revolution. They led marches in the streets. Brewed sweet hibiscus juice under the unforgiving sun of the sit-in. Shrieked at calls for justice.  Sudan... Read more

20 May 2020
Press Release

How a phone number is preventing GBV in Sudan

KHARTOUM, Sudan -- Never let it be said that crisis doesn’t spark innovation. As billions went into lockdown and economies shrank amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations Population Fund... Read more

7 May 2020

The fight to ban FGM in Sudan isn’t over

KHARTOUM, Sudan --- Sudan has taken major stepsto defeat Female Genital Mutilation and the United Nations Population Fund will continue to lead efforts to fully ban the practice, the agency said.... Read more

1 May 2020

COVID-19 is a crisis for women in Sudan

Women and youth helped bring change in Sudan and can limit spread of COVID-19 KHARTOUM — The COVID-19 pandemic is set to exacerbate pre-existing gender inequalities and the virus’s impact will... Read more

12 August 2019

My Body, My Life, My World! – a brand new rallying cry for the SDG generation

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Youth Day From their communities to their capital cities, young people everywhere are demanding their rights, as affirmed 25... Read more

11 July 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day

Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity? Expand contraceptive choice. Her life. Her choice. Our future.   Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether,... Read more

10 April 2019

World must work harder to secure sexual and reproductive rights for all, says new UNFPA report

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 10 April 2019— The global reproductive rights movement that began in the 1960s transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of women, empowering them to govern their own... Read more