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16 July 2021

Spotlight Initiative rewards media for ethical reporting on Gender Based Violence

Media are key allies in the fight against GBV. It is within this framework that in June 2021, 18 journalists were awarded for their ethical and gender sensitive reporting on Gender Based Violence... Read more

11 July 2021
Press Release

UNFPA calls for greater investment in SRH & GBV services for women and young people

Harare, Zimbabwe, 11 July 2021 – On World Population Day, UNFPA is calling for continued investment in the provision of Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) and Gender Based Violence (GBV) services for... Read more

1 July 2021

“Taking IUCD as a nurse motivating women in the community”

Patience Makwanya is a nurse at Nhowe Mission Hospital. She is married with 3 children. She has used hormonal contraceptives (pill and Depo-Provera) which did not work for her as every woman is... Read more

30 June 2021

Strengthening Sexuality education and GBV prevention in schools: Teachers meaningfully engaged in Guidance and Counselling trainings

Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), an integral part of Zimbabwe’s Guidance and Counselling curriculum, covers the teaching of cognitive, emotional, physical and social aspects of sexuality. It... Read more

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