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24 December 2021

Government of China support helping end maternal deaths in Cyclone Idai affected districts of Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe, 24 December 2021 – Theresa Ulonje enthusiastically jumps and stretches together with about 40 other pregnant women at Chipinge General Hospital Mothers Waiting Home. Theresa is from... Read more

10 December 2021

Editorial Opinion: Why Working with Men and Boys is Key in Ending Violence Against Women

At least one in three women suffer gender-based violence in Zimbabwe, presenting an unacceptable situation that needs urgent attention and action. Dealing with violence against women requires both... Read more

2 December 2021

UNFPA launches bodyright, a new ‘copyright’ symbol to demand protection from online violence

“It’s time for technology companies and policymakers to take digital violence seriously,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem. “Right now, corporate logos and copyrighted IP receive... Read more

25 November 2021

Spotlight Initiative delivers Safe Market, One Stop Centre to address Gender-Based Violence

Harare, 25 November 2021 – The Government of Zimbabwe, the European Union, and the United Nations together with local authorities in the Epworth district launched a Safe Market and One Stop Centre as... Read more

5 November 2021

“…I couldn’t make a police report as I had no one on my side”

Harare, Zimbabwe, 5 November 2021 – LOVENESS* (24) from Zvimba, Mashonaland West province, vividly remembers the night her father snuck into her room when she was only 16 and raped her. Even though... Read more

27 October 2021
Press Release

Zimbabwe’s Spotlight Initiative launches High-Level Political Compact to end gender-based violence, harmful practices

    Harare, 27 October, 2021 – Today, the Government of Zimbabwe, the European Union Delegation to Zimbabwe, and the United Nations in Zimbabwe launched the High-Level Political Compact (HLPC) on... Read more

26 October 2021

UNFPA Zimbabwe 2020 Annual Report

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is the United Nation’s reproductive health and rights agency that began its work 50 years ago. Since 1981 UNFPA Zimbabwe has been supporting the Government... Read more

21 October 2021

World Bank recognizes UNFPA Zimbabwe for outstanding work on Gender Based Violence response in Cyclone Idai affected districts

Harare, Zimbabwe, 21 October, 2021 – The World Bank has recognised the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Zimbabwe for its innovative work in responding to and preventing Gender Based Violence in... Read more

11 October 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Girl

Girls are born with power. Every girl has within her possibilities that should flourish as she moves into adulthood, shaping her future and, with it, the world.  We see examples of this everywhere,... Read more

30 September 2021

The imperative of climate adaption for Africa: building resilience across societies in an inclusive manner

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—Empowered women and girls have the capacity to build resilient communities using local solutions to climate change to safeguard lives and ensure a sustainable future for... Read more