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Kenya is part of the global UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) which is being implemented in 17 countries where the rite is practised. In Kenya, partners are working in 12 countiesto implement an integrated and holistic campaign towards ending FGM. Informed by a social norms perspective, the programme interventions are focusing on policy and legal environment, service provision and galvanising social dynamics through community approaches. 

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Parliamentarians from the Pan-African Parliament Women’s Caucus and UNFPE organized a two day meeting Johannesburg to discuss how to accelerate action to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage in Africa.

Around 80 women representing parliaments from across the continent discussed the challenges faced by women and girls as a result of FGM and child marriage, and shared their experiences.

Read the full report and the action that was drafted jointly by the Pan-African Parliament, UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) and UNFPA West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO) in Johannesburg, South Africa from 29-30 July.

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In many ways, a 10-year-old girl’s life trajectory will be the true test of whether the 2030. Agenda is a success—or failure. With support from family, community and nation, and the full realization of her rights, a 10-year-old girl can thrive and help bring about the future we all want. What the world will look like in 15 years will depend on our doing everything in our power to ignite the potential of a 10-year-old girl today. 

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Without a doubt, 2015 was a defining year for UNFPA Kenya. This the year where UNFPA footprints were firmly on the ground in Kenya. It was indeed the year where the Country Office's activities took on a sharper trajectory, not only in terms of real impact among communities, but also in visibility among bilateral and multilateral partners.

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This summary report presents the key results of the assessment of the advocacy campaign and policy dialogue work done by UNFPA in Kenya. The assessment was carried out by Deloitte from August 2015 to January 2016.

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The State of the World?s Midwifery (SoWMy) 2014 presents findings on midwifery from 73 low and middle- income countries. The report, produced by UNFPA, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the World Health Organization (WHO) and several other partners, shows the progress and trends that have taken place since the inaugural 2011 edition, and also identifies the barriers and challenges to future progress.

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The UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Program on Female Genital Mutilation supports efforts to accelerate abandonment of FGM at the National and county level by government, civil society, religious and community leaders and other stakeholders.

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The Power of 1.8 Billion Adolescents, Youth and the Transformation of the Future

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At the end of the year 2014, many countries will be contemplating just how much progress they have made towards achieving the millennium development goals. At UNFPA Kenya, we are proud of the result that we have recorded in the past year, even as we acknowledge just how much more work needs to be done, particularly in maternal and new-born health.

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Gender-based violence is not only a violation of individual women's and girls rights. The impunity enjoyed by perpetrators, and the fear generated by their actions, has an effect on all women and girls. It also takes a toll on global level, stunting the contributions women and girls can make to international development, peace and progress.

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