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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

30 March 2021

UNFPA & WHO supporting teenage survivors of SGBV under Zimbabwe Idai Recovery Project

“My name is *Millan Ndoro, and I’m 15 years old. I live in rural Chipinge and am a survivor of sexual abuse. I was raped by my 19-year-old neighbour and got pregnant as a result. My grandmother, who... Read more

23 March 2021

Behaviour Change Facilitators: a critical role to ensure GBV surveillance in Hopley

*Chido was married at 16 to a 22-year-old man in Hopley, a high density area south of Zimbabwe’s capital city Harare. At 21, Chido now has two children – a boy and a girl.  Her husband was abusive... Read more

18 March 2021

I Am My Brother's Keeper: A Bond Strengthened Through PCC

At 22, most people are trying to understand what it means to be a young adult while enjoying their newly acquired sense of freedom and adventure. For Clara William, however, it is a very different... Read more

11 March 2021
Press Release

Government of China invests $1,24 million for the health of women and girls in Cyclone Idai affected districts of Zimbabwe

                                                            The Government of China and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today handed over reproductive health medical equipment and medicines as... Read more

8 March 2021

Celebrate women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and beyond

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day 8 March 2021   All over the world, women lead. They lead peace processes, run businesses, establish hospitals and... Read more

25 February 2021
Press Release

Government, UN Set Strategic Priorities for a New Five-Year Cooperation Framework

                         Press Release - Today at a high-level consultative virtual meeting, the Government of Zimbabwe and the UN Country Team determined four strategic priority areas for the new... Read more