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9 January 2020
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Under the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Program to end FGM, the Ministry of Women, Family and Social Protection, through its National Committee for the Abandonment of Harmful Practices organized a ceremony in... Read more
25 November 2019
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Orange the World: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund, once again joined the annual campaign on 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence.... Read more
27 September 2019
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The National School of Health held a graduation ceremony for 20 newly graduated midwives from the complementary course of obstetric to obtain the Specialist Midwife degree. Held as part of the post... Read more
31 July 2019
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As part of the project: “Supporting Women’s and Youth Political Participation”, a consultation workshop on functional literacy was held in Bissau on the 31 July 2019 at the facilities of the National... Read more
15 July 2019
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“The 2019 celebration of World Population Day is an act that invites each of us to analyse and seek solutions on what to do to accelerate the promises made in adopting the ICPD action plan by our... Read more
7 June 2019
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ICPD and sustainable development in Guinea-Bissau   The focus on human rights, the mission for gender equality and universal access to quality public services should continue to guide the actions of... Read more
15 August 2018
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UNFPA has built six health facilities in hard-to-reach parts of Guinea-Bissau. Here, a monitoring team digs out of a waterlogged road on their way to a health facility rehabilitation project in Gã-Para. © UNFPA Guinea-Bissau
BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau – Until last month, when a woman needed an emergency Caesarean section on the island of Bubaque, in Guinea-Bissau, she had to take a five-hour boat ride to the capital city. And... Read more
6 June 2018
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MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR    Year on year, millions of women and adolescents in 155 countries and territories have been progressively able to exercise their sexual and reproductive health... Read more
13 May 2018
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Article 16 of the Teheran Proclamation declared, "Parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children." © UN Photo
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Fifty years ago, on 13 May, the world declared family planning to be a basic human right. Throughout all of human history, efforts to plan, avoid or delay pregnancy had... Read more
13 May 2018
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“I thought family planning was for married people, not for girls,” said Blessings Sonkhanani, a nurse in Malawi, in 2015. She has been trained to provide sexual and reproductive information and care to young people. “Now I know that anyone of childbearing age is eligible for family planning,” she said. © UNFPA/Meaghan Charkowick
Fifty years ago, on 13 May, the world declared family planning to be a basic human right. Until family planning is a universally available choice, this human right will not be fully realized. UNFPA... Read more

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