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In Mauritania, Imams take to Radio Waves to say Child Marriage is Against Islam

“I refused to marry off my daughter for a simple, good reason: I want my daughter to be empowered,” said Lemeima mint El Hadrami,...

Three secrets behind the Ouagadougou Partnership’s magic

Read this post in French here. The Ouagadougou Partnership Annual Meeting is my favorite meeting of the year and this year it is going to be extra...

Côte d’Ivoire efforts to reach 36 pct in contraceptive prevalence by 2020-end

Recently a report was launched in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi that claimed countries in Sub-Saharan countries have observed a spike in the uptake of contraceptives...

PRB Is Accepting Applications for the Family Planning Advocacy Resource Hub

Evidence‐driven communication materials paired with effective advocacy strategies can maximize impact. As part of the Empowering Evidence‐Driven Advocacy (EEDA) Project, the Family Planning Advocacy Resource...

Nairobi Summit on ICPD25: we will work to make the next 10 years, years of action, results for women and girls

The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action must be delivered in full if the Sustainable Development Goals are to be achieved, recognizing...

Kenya Hosts International Conference on Population and Development

Kenya is hosting a United Nations-coordinated conference on population and development this week in Nairobi. Over 6,000 delegates from 160 nations, including heads of...

The Ouagadougou Partnership launched his initiative “PO Après 2020”

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019, the Ouagadougou Partnership (OP) launched an initiative to shape its future and the future for women and families in Francophone...

Niger’s president blames explosive birth rate on ‘a misreading of Islam’

A misreading of Islam led to Niger’s explosive birth rate, hampering the country’s fight to adapt to the climate crisis and preserve its shrinking...

Universal access to reproductive health care: A global obligation and opportunity

Eleanor Roosevelt once said universal human rights begin in the small places close to home — and there’s no area closer to home than...

West Africa: Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director, to bear African Youths’ message to the Nairobi Summit on ICPD 25.

The official visit of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem was marked by her participation in the “25 Hours of Dakar”, organized by AfriYAN, the...