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23 May 2022
Fistula survivors telling their own story. Photo: @UNFPATanzania Warren Bright

“I lived a miserable life. I thought that life was all over for me, just ruined”

Eliminating fistula is a key element of “leaving no one behind” and the world risks failing to achieve the SDG targets if there is still a woman/girl left in the world who is suffering from fistula... Read more

5 May 2022
Midwives from Muhimbili National Hospital, Tanzania showcasing their work. Photo: @UNFPATanzania / Warren Bright

The unsung hero: a young “Midwife” Who Is Making a Difference .

The experience of childbirth makes a big difference in whether women seek care during future pregnancies.   During this International Day of the Midwife, we celebrate all those working to save the... Read more

4 April 2022

SYP Realising the potential of every young person: “Kijana Acha Alama”

4 April 2022, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The Safeguard Young People (SYP) programme is official launched in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, with the Hon Patrobas Katambi,the deputy Minister of State in Prime... Read more

30 March 2022

7 myths about unintended pregnancy debunked

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Half. That is the alarmingly high proportion of pregnancies that girls and women do not deliberately choose. The neglected crisis of unintended pregnancy is the subject of... Read more

7 March 2022

Ensuring Women and Girls Count for Generation Equality

According to the World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report of 2021, it will take at least another 135 years for the world to achieve gender parity. At this rate, nobody alive today is likely to... Read more

7 March 2022

Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women’s Day   More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring countries. For them,... Read more

17 February 2022

UNFPA hands over ten motorbikes to police force for GBV response.

The Police Force of Tanzania has received ten motorcycles from UNFPA, the United Nations Sexual and Reproductive Agency, to provide quality and timely support to survivors of Gender-Based Violence... Read more

6 February 2022

The Anti-FGM Strategy to accelerate efforts towards Zero GBV and Harmful Practices in Tanzania.

“I underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) when I was ten years old. It hurt so much that I cried and cried. One day when I was twelve, my aunts examined me and declared that the mutilation was not... Read more

4 February 2022

A crisis within a crisis: Increased investment critical to end female genital mutilation as COVID-19 rages on

NEW YORK, 6 February 2022 – “Multiple overlapping crises are putting millions of girls at increased risk of female genital mutilation.   “Countries already grappling with rising... Read more

21 January 2022
Press Release

Introducing the New Representative UNFPA United Republic of Tanzania.

Dar Es Salaam, 21 January 2022. UNFPA the UN Sexual and Reproductive Health Agency is pleased to introduce Mr. Mark Bryan Schreiner, the new UNFPA Representative to the United Republic of Tanzania... Read more