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5 May 2021

Global shortage of 900,000 midwives threatens women’s lives and health, new report shows

ERBIL, Iraq/UNITED NATIONS, New York – “A 35-year-old pregnant woman came to our clinic with abdominal pain,” recalled Hawrin Yousif, a 27-year-old midwife in the Khazir displacement camp in the... Read more

22 April 2021
Press Release

Japan commits US$ 1.3 million to help save lives of pregnant women in Zimbabwe

                                                              Harare/Tokyo , 22 April 2021 – The Government of Japan and the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations sexual and... Read more

30 March 2021

UNFPA & WHO supporting teenage survivors of SGBV under Zimbabwe Idai Recovery Project

“My name is *Millan Ndoro, and I’m 15 years old. I live in rural Chipinge and am a survivor of sexual abuse. I was raped by my 19-year-old neighbour and got pregnant as a result. My grandmother, who... Read more

23 March 2021

Behaviour Change Facilitators: a critical role to ensure GBV surveillance in Hopley

*Chido was married at 16 to a 22-year-old man in Hopley, a high density area south of Zimbabwe’s capital city Harare. At 21, Chido now has two children – a boy and a girl.  Her husband was abusive... Read more

18 March 2021

I Am My Brother's Keeper: A Bond Strengthened Through PCC

At 22, most people are trying to understand what it means to be a young adult while enjoying their newly acquired sense of freedom and adventure. For Clara William, however, it is a very different... Read more

11 March 2021
Press Release

Government of China invests $1,24 million for the health of women and girls in Cyclone Idai affected districts of Zimbabwe

                                                            The Government of China and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today handed over reproductive health medical equipment and medicines as... Read more

8 March 2021

Celebrate women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and beyond

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day 8 March 2021   All over the world, women lead. They lead peace processes, run businesses, establish hospitals and... Read more

25 February 2021
Press Release

Government, UN Set Strategic Priorities for a New Five-Year Cooperation Framework

            Press Release                Today at a high-level consultative virtual meeting, the Government of Zimbabwe and the UN Country Team determined four strategic priority areas for the new... Read more

24 February 2021

Leadership sensitization meetings under Spotlight Initiative bear fruit as communities are encouraged to report GBV

“Traditional leaders remain a key component in the fight against Gender Based Violence, not only because we participate in behaviour change programmes in our communities but mostly because we know... Read more

18 February 2021

Health Development Funds reaches out to Sex Workers – through funding life skills education

“My name is Onai* I am young woman selling sex aged 23 years. I stay in Hopley. It’s one of the poorest suburbs in Harare.  I was not able to continue with education because there was no money and... Read more