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30 September 2020

Production of cloth masks from cloth wraps: how a seemingly “small” innovation has gone a long way to reduce GBV risks in COVID19 pandemic

When the obligation to wear masks in all public spaces was issued – as much as it seemed a reasonable thing to protect all from COVID 19 spread – this had a further impact on GBV. Those who were not... Read more

26 September 2020
Press Release

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic UNFPA and partners call for greater efforts to ensure access to contraceptives for women and girls

                         Harare, Zimbabwe, 26 September, 2020 – In the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic and on World Contraception Day, the UN’s reproductive health and rights agency – the... Read more

15 September 2020

Village Head, a GBV Male Champion and Role Model

“As Padare Men’s Forum on Gender, we use different tools to engage men and boys in the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV), with the aim of challenging patriarchal power, domination, harmful... Read more

9 September 2020

Q & A: Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development

In this short Q&A with the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises – the Minister, Dr. Sithembiso Nyoni outlines Government of Zimbabwe response to Gender Based... Read more

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