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On 14 March, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique then crossed into Zimbabwe, leaving a wide path of destruction across Eastern Africa. By the time the storm struck, communities throughout Malawi and Mozambique were reeling from days of downpours and flooding.

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Fifty years ago, it was hard for women to obtain contraception and relatively easy to die giving birth. Many women were unable to decide whom and when to marry, and when or whether to have children.

A worldwide movement to give women real choices in life culminated in the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), where a consensus was reached about the links between women’s empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, and rights and sustainable development.

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Since January 2019, the Southern Africa region has been affected by severe flooding, with the rainy season starting in Malawi. Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall on 14 March, bringing torrential rainfall and winds to several provinces in Mozambique and with devastating effects for Beira city. Since 2018, Mozambique has been affected by acute food insecurity due to below average and erratic rainfall.   

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Looking back on our work in 2018, we made great strides in fulfilling our promise to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights in East and Southern Africa (ESA).Through our evidence-based advocacy and strategic engagement with different partners and stakeholders, we contributed to transforming the policy environment in the region. Many countries in the ESA region introduced and revised progressive policies regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), especially on HIV prevention, child marriage and comprehensive sexuality education.

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Not so long ago, most people had large families: five children, on average. Where once there was one global fertility rate, today there are many, with differences wider than at any point in human history.

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2018 SWOP Highlights Brochure

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A high fertility rate has caused a large increase in population growth, with a high dependency rate when compared to the working-age population. This dependent population presents challenges for both families and government service provision.

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Ms. Laura Londén, the Deputy Executive Director (Management) traveled to the Republic of South Africa to participate in the 1st Anniversary of the SheDecides Movement, a global movement to encourage and empower “girls and women [to] decide about their bodies, their lives, their futures, without question.” While in the region, Ms. Londén was accompanied by Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, the Regional Director of UNFPA for East and Southern Africa, to the Republic of Mozambique from March 4 to March 6, 2018.

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Reproductive health and rights in an age of inequality.

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This 2017 Annual Report reflects UNFPA Mozambique’s continued commitment to our core mission of “delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.”

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