‘Domestic violence requires a holistic response to address’
You and I know that never before in the history of Nigeria have we come under the kind of pressure we are experiencing now economically, socially and even psychologically.
UNFPA trains social, health workers on GBV care in Kaduna
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says it has trained social and health workers on mental health and psycho-social support for victims of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Kaduna State.
COVID-19 may lead to millions of unplanned pregnancies, says UNFPA
A report released by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and its partners has indicated that ongoing lockdowns and disruptions in health services during the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to seven million unplanned pregnancies in the months ahead.
Persecution due to non-compliance with FGM tradition
Female Genital Mutilation is one of the oldest Africa tradition which has been in practice for many centuries. This practice has health implications in which the World Health Organization has campaign vigorously to put an end to. A report revealed that Nigeria has the highest absolute number of FGM worldwide, accounting for about one-quarter of…
HACEY Health begins demographic dividend boot camp in Lagos
HACEY Health Initiative has commenced its the Media Advocacy Storytelling Boot Camp 2019 with the theme, "Spurring Investment in Young People for Demographic Dividend". The opening of the Boot camp was witnessed by representatives of the Africa Storytelling Development & Advocacy Initiative, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and representatives of the Ikorodu Community. The…
UN tasks Nigeria on entrepreneurship, job creation
While many countries have already harnessed demographic dividend, Nigeria, among other Africa countries, still lag behind, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has said.
UNFPA tasks state legislatures on domestication of anti-violence law
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has appealed to state houses of assembly to ensure speedy domestication of the Violence Against People Prohibition Act as part of efforts to address the problem of gender-based aggression in Nigeria.
Nigeria’s life expectancy in 2019 third lowest in the world, says UN
Nigeria has the world’s third lowest life expectancy rate of 55 years, the United Nations (UN) has said. In its new report released yesterday...
World Radio Day: Experts highlight community radio as tool for development
As the world marks the World Radio Day today, communication experts have advocated for more focus on radio, particularly community radio, as a tool for development and fostering of peace and unity. In his message to mark this year’s celebration, which is themed ‘Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace,’ the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio…