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04 Dec 2017 description

KAKUMA, Kenya – Dalia Asinde was married 16 years ago in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She was 22 and in love, she said. But her husband soon became violent – and relentless. She lost count of the beatings, insults and torments he delivered.

"I would never wish for any woman to experience what I did," she told UNFPA.

The abuse continued for years. At the same time, their family grew. By the time she had seven children, she lived in constant fear for her life.

20 Oct 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

Résumé exécutif

La RDC compte 1 087 000 filles de dix ans en 2016 qui représentent 2,3% de la population totale.
Ces adolescentes sont les rescapées des enfants de 0 à 5 ans qui ont échappé à la mortalité infantile et juvénile due aux causes évitables telles que les infections respiratoires aigües, les maladies diarrhéiques, le paludisme et la malnutrition.

20 Oct 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

The availability of Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (EmONC) indicates how well any health-care system can respond to neonatal and obstetric emergencies that are the main causes of maternal and newborn deaths. This report outlines the results of a study undertaken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to evaluate EmONC infrastructure in the country.

The report is beneficial for those wishing to understand EmONC in the DRC to improve planning for programmes and interventions to improve maternal and neonatal health.

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

This study reviews the laws, policies and related frameworks in 23 countries in East and Southern Africa that create either impediments to, or an enabling environment for, adolescent sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights (SRHR). The assessment resulted in the development of a harmonized regional legal framework, which translates international and regional legal provisions into useful strategies. It gives recommendations based on applicable core legal values and principles, gleaned from a range of conventions, charters, political commitments, guidelines and declarations.

20 Sep 2017 description

Country Operations

In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.

Deadline for Completion

20 Sep 2017 description

his report takes its inspiration from the United Nations Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child initiative, which calls for countries to do everything possible to protect the lives and futures of all women, children and adolescents. It follows the approach used for the

State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 report, but focuses on 21 of the 23 countries in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) East and Southern Africa region.

01 Sep 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

KALOMBA, Democratic Republic of the Congo – Jacqueline Lusambo is 18 and pregnant, and has spent the last six months living in the bush, hiding from the conflict that rages through Kasai Central, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

She did not think it would be this way. When she learned, eight months ago, that she was pregnant with her second child, she and her husband were living comfortably in the village of Milambo.

30 Aug 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

KASAI, the Democratic Republic of the Congo – When Jacqueline Lusambo fell pregnant with her second child 8 months ago, not once did it occur to her that she would be forced to see the pregnancy to term in the bush without her husband.

At the time, the young mother was living comfortably with her husband, her grandmother and her 1-year-old boy in her village, Milambo, around 50 kilometres from Kananga, the capital city of Kasai Central.

Jacqueline is 18 years old. She was married at age 15 to a man twice her age; child marriage is common in these parts of the DR Congo.

25 Aug 2017 description

Le Sous-Cluster sur les violences basées sur le genre (SC-VBG) en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) a conduit à Kananga (26 mai - 05 juin 2017), Mbuji-Mayi (14 - 21 juillet) et Tshikapa (21 - 28 juillet 2017) des missions d’évaluations sur la réponse globale aux violences basées dans les communautés affectées par les conséquences de la crise dans la région du Kasaï.

10 Aug 2017 description

Au cours du 1er semestre 2017, 4763 cas de violences basées sur le genre ont été assistés dans les structures de prise en charge de la RDC, selon la base de données nationale. Avec 55% des cas, on note que c’est au Nord-Kivu que les incidents sont les plus rapportés. En effet, les acteurs de terrain qui contribuent au système national de collecte des données sont nombreux dans cette province. A cela, il faut ajouter les informations récoltées lors des évaluations du Sous-cluster sur les violences basées sur le genre (VBG) entre mai et juillet 2017 au Kasaï, Kasaï Central et Kasaï Oriental.

20 Jul 2017 description

Harnessing the collective strengths of the UN system to improve the health of women, children and adolescents everywhere