Terms and Conditions

These Terms of Use are an agreement between you and Laaha that set the rules for your interactions with the Laaha website. Laaha is the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) online place to facilitate access to information and services in a way that is safe, culturally appropriate, and accessible to adolescent girls and women, particularly those who face higher levels of marginalization, such as girls with disabilities and married girls.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully. By using Laaha, you agree that you have read, understood, and accepted the terms and conditions contained below. If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions, please do not use Laaha. 

Laaha is targeted at women and girls from ages 11 and older. If you are under 16 years old, we encourage you to discuss your use and engagement on Laaha with your parents or guardians and make sure that they approve to  your use of Laaha. 

 These Terms of Use are subject to change, so please make sure you check out the Laaha Terms of Use on the website from time to time. The date of the most recent revisions will appear at the bottom of this page. If you continue to use Laaha, this means that you accept any changes to or revisions of these Terms of Use. 

Your privacy is very important to us – please also read our Privacy Policy, which will walk you through how the Laaha site collects, stores, and uses the information that you provide to us. By using Laaha, you are confirming to us that you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy. 

 Rules of Usage 

Laaha is a website that is open to and welcomes women and girls from around the world. Due to the diversity of our users, Laaha aims to create an environment where any woman and girl feels comfortable, no matter their nationality, gender, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation or political conviction. 

Laaha’s core values are positivity, openness, respect, inclusiveness, dialogue, collaboration and constructiveness. 

Among other prohibited categories, you may not use Laaha in any way to:  

  • Promote bigotry, discrimination, hatred or violence against any person or group; 

  • Threaten, harasses or intimidate any other person, whether that person is a Laaha user or not; 

  • Use foul language or personal attacks; 

  • Use sexually explicit or other graphically violent material; 

  • Engage in dishonest or deceptive behavior; 

  • Imitate, impersonate or pretend to be somebody else;  

  • Incite or provide instructions on how to commit any illegal or unlawful activity;  

  • Ask for or expose any person’s personally identifying information, contact information, or passwords without that person’s express consent; 

  • Spam other users with promotional offers or content not related to Laaha’s mission or post viruses or malware; 

  • Violate or attempt to violate the security of the website. 

You agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations in your country when you use Laaha. 


Laaha is a way to get access to contextualized localized gender-based violence and sexual reproductive health information. The service is provided for free for personal and private use. Everything on the Laaha website is for you and your peers but not for commercial use. 

Please do not use the Laaha website for medical advice. In case of any individual health issues, consult a medical professional. 

Laaha is not intended to replace medical advice: it is only intended to provide information. By using the Laaha website, you agree to use it for the intended purpose only and particularly not for medical purposes. 

Except for any user-generated content, UNICEF owns and retains all rights in and to the Laaha code, the design, functionality, and architecture of the Laaha website, and any software, support materials or content provided through this site (collectively the “Laaha IP”). Except for any rights explicitly granted under these Terms of Use, you are not granted any rights in and to any Laaha IP. If you want to use Laaha IP in a way that is not allowed by these Terms of Use, you must first contact the Laaha team and get permission. 

Unless mentioned otherwise on the website, all the materials provided by the Laaha website are licensed under the Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0): With this license, others can download and share the original work, but they cannot change it in any way or use it commercially. They must credit the original creator. When you use any of Laaha materials, please use the following attribution: “The content was developed by UNICEF for Laaha. Visit www.laaha.org”  If you still have questions, please feel free to visit the Creative Commons FAQ page, where you will find more information. 

Please note that the Laaha website and the Laaha support materials may contain images, sounds and videos that are trademarked by third parties. Nothing in these Terms of Use or the Creative Commons license limits or reduces a third party’s intellectual property rights. You may not use these materials to label, promote, or endorse any product or service. You are solely responsible for any violation of a third party’s intellectual property rights caused by your misuse of these materials. 

Laaha and UNICEF names and emblems/logos are the exclusive property of UNICEF. They are protected under international and national laws. Unauthorized use is prohibited. They may not be copied or reproduced in any way without the prior written permission of UNICEF. Requests for permission should be sent to us at laaha@unicef.org. 



External links and resources 

Laaha may link to other websites and resources that are not under Laaha and or UNICEF's control. The inclusion of such links was done after vetting by the UNICEF team and implies an endorsement or approval by Laaha of the content.  

When you click on links on the Laaha website, some of them may lead you to other places on the internet, so please keep that in mind and click carefully. We cannot guarantee that they are always accurate or reliable. Also note that these other sites are subject to their own terms of use. UNICEF does not assume any responsibility for content on such other sites. 

UNICEF does not assume any responsibility or liability in respect of such websites, including, for example, responsibility or liability for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made on those web sites. 

Content on Laaha has been written by a team of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) experts. All videos by external sources were vetted by UNICEF. 

All content that Laaha provides or is submitted by other users on this site is provided “as is”. This simply means that we cannot guarantee that everything you find on this site will be completely accurate or error-free.  Content on Laaha is periodically added to, changed, improved, or updated without notice. Make sure you use content on the Laaha website thoughtfully and responsibly. 


The Laaha website may be updated and changed from time to time to provide updated information, links or provide new functionality and reflect changes to our users' needs. 

It is not guaranteed that the Laaha website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of the Laaha website for operational or other reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal. 

You agree that you are solely responsible for any issues that you may encounter that result from your use of the Laaha website. Under no circumstances can UNICEF be held responsible for any damages or injuries you may have related to your use of the Laaha website and its content. 

You agree to indemnify, at your own expense, UNICEF, its officials, employees, consultants and agents, against any claims, including your costs and expenses, by any third party, resulting from your use of the Laaha website. 

The mention of names of specific companies or products on the Laaha website does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be interpreted as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of UNICEF. 

The use of particular designations of countries or territories or maps on this site does not reflect a position by UNICEF on the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries. 

Under the 'Find Services' section of our website, Laaha compiles and presents a variety of services. These services are shared with UNICEF based on the existing in-country referral pathways and vetted by local UNICEF country offices. These listed services are third-party entities, independent from UNICEF, and any engagement with these services is strictly between the user and the respective service provider. 

While we strive to facilitate access to resources and services, UNICEF does not endorse, verify, or otherwise certify the reliability, quality, safety, or legality of these services. As such, UNICEF does not assume responsibility or liability for any service provided, the actions of any service providers, or the outcomes of any service engagements.  

The user is solely responsible for their own due diligence and judgments concerning the suitability, risk, or safety of any service listed. Any disputes, issues, damages, or losses that may occur as a result of your interactions with these services fall outside of UNICEF's purview and liability. 

Changes to Terms of Use 

UNICEF amends these terms of use from time to time. Every time you wish to use Laaha, please check these terms of use to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. 

Contact us 

If you have any questions about Laaha, please contact us at  laaha@unicef.org.

Last Updated: 21 June 2023