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5 May 2021
News

Trust the evidence: Invest in midwives

Every day in every part of the world, midwives save the lives of women and babies and promote the health and well-being of entire communities. On... Read more

5 May 2021
News

Midwives save more than just lives

Agnes Ndunguru is a midwife in Tanzania. She is also a holder of a Super Woman Award, presented to her by the then Vice President H.E. Samia Suluhu... Read more

5 May 2021
News

Building a well-trained, well-supported and competent midwifery workforce in Zanzibar

For some Zanzibaris, midwifery is not just an ordinary career. It is a call to serve and save other people’s lives. Zuwena Ali Salim was one such... Read more

14 April 2021
Press Release

Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA report, My Body is My Own

Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to decide whether to have sex with their partners, use contraception or seek... Read more

14 April 2021
News

Bodily autonomy: Busting 7 myths that undermine individual rights and freedoms

Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, according to data from 57 countries, UNFPA’s flagship report announced today. The 2021... Read more

17 March 2021
News

Giving girls in Tanzania a today and tomorrow

Glory* didn’t attend secondary school; she became pregnant at the age of 13 after completing her primary education. She says she felt worthless and... Read more

9 March 2021
News

Menstrual hygiene matters for the girls in Nyarugusu refugee camp, Kigoma Region

Managing menstruation is often challenging for adolescent girls in Tanzania – and around the world – but these challenges are exacerbated for the... Read more

8 March 2021
Statement

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

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women’s Day All over the world, women lead. They lead peace processes,... Read more

5 March 2021
News

Women supporting women through Knowledge Centres in Shinyanga

Milka says she first visited the Knowledge Centre in her village Malito, in Msalala District, Shinyanga Region, Tanzania, because she is naturally... Read more

6 February 2021
Press Release

2 million additional cases of female genital mutilation likely to occur over next decade due to COVID-19

UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem and UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. Statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for... Read more

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