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7 July 2020
Press Release

UNFPA, partners call for urgent action to confront the silent and endemic crisis of Gender Based Violence & harmful practices

Harare/New York, 7 July 2020 – Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and... Read more

1 July 2020

Dignity Kits Can Change Lives: Responding to the needs of women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic

Josephine Ncube (20) is one of the many homeless women and girls who were moved from the streets to a safe facility by the Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) when the COVID-19 lockdown began. Now... Read more

30 June 2020

Five things you didn’t know about practices that harm girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and... Read more

28 June 2020

Musasa expands GBV hotline under Spotlight Initiative COVID-19 response

“We had a client from Gokwe, who had been married for 4 years and had been experiencing physical abuse at the hands of her husband. At some point, she had miscarried due to the continued abuse.... Read more

25 June 2020

Partnerships boost health sector’s COVID-19 response

Zimbabwe has been under various phases of a lockdown since March 30 this year. With the lockdown came restrictions that only saw vital staff in essential services like doctors, nurses, security... Read more

19 June 2020

A Blight on Humanity’s Conscience

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict   Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to our collective... Read more

15 June 2020

Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the Fight Against Systemic Racism and Discrimination We are living through turbulent, trying times. This is a moment of suffering for many... Read more

9 June 2020

UNFPA, partner SAYWHAT conduct COVID-19 Awareness Competition for Young People

“It also meant that people are now aware of the disease and they will follow the precautionary measures that they are being told to follow by health organisation like SAYWHAT (Students And Youth... Read more

8 June 2020

UNFPA Zimbabwe continues to invest in safe motherhood in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic

Harare, Zimbabwe, 08 June, 2020 – Recently Zimbabwe successfully conducted the delivery of its  first case for a pregnant mother who tested positive for COVID 19. The baby was delivered through a... Read more

2 June 2020

UNFPA promotes menstrual health management for girls during COVID-19 lockdown

“I was very scared and I kept making a mess, even when I tried to clean up – it was hardly ever good enough” Susan Marima recounts her first menstrual period, at only 12 years old. Though Susan, now... Read more