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11 October 2021
Press Release

UNFPA partners with Finland to shape a more equal future for young women and girls in Tanzania

11 October 2021, Dar es Salaam – Today on International Day of the Girl Child, UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, in Tanzania launched a $6,154,748 programme, “Chaguo... Read more

10 October 2021
News

Faith Leader Action Groups at the forefront of efforts to end early marriage in Zanzibar

Sheikh Is-haka Vuai is the Secretary of the Zanzibar Imams Association (JUMAZA) and also the Secretary of the North A District Faith Leaders Gender-Based Violence Action Group, which has been... Read more

10 October 2021
News

Girls in Tanzania need equal access to digital tools and information for an equal future

Digital technologies are fuelling explosive growth, innovation and connection around the world. But these tools are also creating new kinds of inequalities. In Tanzania, as in many countries, girls... Read more

12 August 2021
News

Empowering youth to be the change they demand

"Decisions about the future cannot be made without those who will live in it," says Frank, one of the 16 new members recruited to UNFPA Tanzania’s Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) in May this year.  ... Read more

9 July 2021
Statement

The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences on population

World Population Day Statement UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences on population.  For some, it has led to postponing childbearing. For... Read more

9 July 2021
News

Building a better world with rights and choices at the centre

When Hazima* first joined the Bugarama Adolescent Girls Club in Msalala District, Shinyanga Region, her father insisted that she was chaperoned by her mother on the understanding that she could... Read more

27 May 2021
News

From commitment to action: Breaking down barriers to menstrual hygiene management in Kigoma

“It’s difficult to talk about menstruation and sanitary pads openly because it’s not something we do. I try to save money for pads, but if it runs out I use pieces of cloth,” says Bupe.*  Pieces of... Read more

22 May 2021
News

Prevention is key to ending obstetric fistula

“Women with fistula have a life of misery.  They are stigmatized and isolated in their community,” says Magreth Lazaro, a nurse-midwife on the labour ward at Malampaka Health Centre in Simiyu Region... Read more

19 May 2021
News

Ensuring the invisible are visible and no one gets left behind

UNFPA’s Representative in Tanzania, Ms. Jacqueline Mahon, joined the Honourable Kassim Majaliwa, Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Second Vice-President of the Revolutionary... Read more

12 May 2021
News

Gender equality is everyone’s struggle

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: It was 3 o clock on a Friday afternoon when Grace,* a counsellor at the National Child Helpline in Tanzania, received a call from a concerned teacher in Msalala, Shinyanga... Read more

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