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18 June 2021

UNFPA supports establishment of National GBV Information Management System and Harmonised Framework under Spotlight Initiative

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is supporting the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community and Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MoWACSMED) and the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency... Read more

10 June 2021

Abstaining and Learning To Be Different

“Girls in our community have very limited knowledge about their sexual and reproductive health,” says Confidence Dube (17) from Bulilima. “We have information on cultural expectations that the... Read more

4 June 2021

“Educating both men and women on family planning is key”

A woman in her early thirties lies on the small bed in the examination room at Gumunyu Clinic an area under Chief Gumunyu in Gokwe North. Beside her, a male nurse seems to be preparing to perform a... Read more

1 June 2021

Spotlight Initiative supports Protection from Sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) in Tertiary Institutions

“Never had I imagined a lecturer`s interests in me and my denial to his sexual advancements would result in failing his module. It’s disheartening and stressful thinking of the effort I put in to... Read more

28 May 2021

UNFPA, Zimstat & partners prepare for 2022 Population Census

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zimstat) and other stakeholders are preparing for the Population Census to be conducted in April 2022. UNFPA is... Read more

21 May 2021

The joint efforts of BCFs and Village head empowers women against property deprivation in Spotlight Initiative supported Umzingwane District

Property grabbing is another form of violence that is rearing its ugly head, threatening the security and economic security of women including in Zimbabwe. In Umzingwane District, World Vision has... Read more

11 May 2021

Menstruation and human rights - Frequently asked questions

How is menstruation related to human rights? When does menstruation start? What are common myths and taboos about menstruation? What is period poverty? These and many more questions are answered in... Read more

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

4 May 2021

Symposium to take stock of progress on menstrual health in Africa

Around 5000 participants from Africa and worldwide are expected to gather to track progress on menstrual health on the continent since the first Call to Action was made at the African Menstrual... 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