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8 March 2019
Statement
Everywhere, new technologies and innovations are transforming the way we work, the way we communicate, the way we interact with each other and with our environment, and the way we live, in ways... Read more
4 March 2019
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It goes without saying that the entire UNFPA The Gambia team is excited to welcome the creation of the first Women’s Affairs, Children and Social Welfare Ministry of The Republic of The Gambia and... Read more
6 February 2019
Statement
Mary Oloiparuni was 13 when she was mutilated. Restrained in a doorway early one morning in her home, she was cut, bled profusely and experienced agonizing pain. The scarring she endured then... Read more
10 December 2018
Statement
On this day, 70 years ago, United Nations Member States adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which affirms that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”. UNFPA’s... Read more
10 December 2018
News
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on 10th December 1948 and to mark the end of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), an... Read more
6 December 2018
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On December 4 2018, the UN Gender Theme Group, led by UNFPA The Gambia, held a symposium on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) with specific focus on Sexual Harassment, at the Laico Atlantic... Read more
28 November 2018
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On November 27 2018, UNFPA The Gambia Representative, Kunle Adeniyi spoke at a panel on Championing Gender Equality as part of the Women’s Leadership Forum. Organised by Bridging Gaps Advisory, with... Read more
25 November 2018
Statement
To commemorate this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign is calling upon us to stand in solidarity with survivors and... Read more
14 November 2018
News
In The Gambia, between 50% - 74% of births are attended to by skilled personnel including midwives. As such, there is a need to build the capacities of midwives as well as to provide them with the necessary equipment they need to perform their daily duties because #MidwiveSaveLives!
“I love being a midwife. I used to be a general practicing nurse but I later built interest in helping women bring their bundles of joy into the world. This was why I went back to study midwifery.”... Read more
12 August 2018
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Dr Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director
We want to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and make good on our pledge to leave no one behind. We want to build lasting peace. Therefore, young people belong at the centre of our collective... Read more

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