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21 April 2022
Press Release

Japan commits almost half a million United States dollars for increased access to Gender-Based Violence and Sexual Reproductive Health services for women and young people

Harare, 21 April 2022 – The Government of Japan has committed US$ 462,962 to strengthen Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) mitigation and response for vulnerable women... Read more

30 March 2022

7 myths about unintended pregnancy debunked

Half. That is the alarmingly high proportion of pregnancies that girls and women do not deliberately choose. The neglected crisis of unintended... Read more

7 March 2022

Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies

More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring countries. For them, displacement... Read more

2 March 2022
Press Release

Government of Japan hands over ambulances, health equipment, commodities worth over US$1 million to help save lives of pregnant women in Zimbabwe

Government of Japan hands over ambulances, health equipment, commodities worth over US$1 million to help save lives of pregnant women in Zimbabwe Harare/Tokyo March 2, 2022 – The Government of Japan... Read more

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