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2 September 2020

Helpline, a timely intervention for Key Populations during COVID-19

*Mathias Sibanda, a young man says the COVID-19 lockdown regulations and measures has greatly affected key populations (KPs) such as him from accessing essential sexual reproductive health services.... Read more

27 August 2020

Balancing adolescents’ right to protection, health in light of the Marriages Bill

By Laylee Moshiri and Dr Esther Muia Zimbabwe’s Harmonised Marriages Bill recently went through its Second Reading debate in the Senate. There are several crucial rights that are upheld in the Bill,... Read more

7 August 2020
Press Release

UNFPA releases over $2,5 million to support access to scale up provision of Gender Based Violence & sexual reproductive health services during the COVID19 pandemic

                                                                                 Harare, 7 August 2020 – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has released over $2.5 million to support the... Read more

3 August 2020

“Women and girls’ Safe Spaces bring hope to Vulnerable women in drought affected areas

“My name is Bubotu Mwiinde. I have been visiting the safe space in my community for a while and it has saved my life. Being at the safe space for just a few hours and meeting with other young wives... Read more

27 July 2020

UNFPA & World Food Programme, partners working together to bring sexual and reproductive health services closer to communities at food distribution points

Mutare, 27 July, 2020 – Charity Fabeni (35) is one of the beneficiaries of the World Food Programme food distribution exercise in Kamutanho village in Mutare district, about 400 kilometres outside... Read more

15 July 2020

In Zimbabwe, a shuttle bus becomes a lifeline

MUTARE, Zimbabwe - When a family friend offered to cut 15-year-old Rumbidzai’s* hair, nothing seemed unusual. Her father’s best friend was a frequent visitor to their home and Rumbidzai had grown up... Read more

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