“I can now go back to school” – teen mum overjoyed to prevent further unintended pregnancies

DISPLACEMENT CAMP, Nampula province, Mozambique—Fátima António, 18, the mother of a five-month-old boy, told UNFPA she was “apprehensive and hesitant” about using contraception. She is not alone. Nampula province has a worrying trend of nearly half of all girls aged 15 to 19 being teenage mothers (AIS 2015). Fátima had decided to start using family planning […]

‘Equal rights cannot wait’ on International Day of Women in Multilateralism

The head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday underlined the need to achieve gender equality globally and fight hate speech, particularly that which targets women and girls online. UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay made the appeal in her message to mark the International Day of Women in Multilateralism, which highlights their […]