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6 March 2019

One Stop Centres: Facilitating comprehensive and ethical care for survivors of gender-based violence

In February 2019, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency (UNFPA), Tanzania, through its implementing partner Children’s Dignity Forum, and in partnership with the Ministry of Health... Read more

26 February 2019

Female genital mutilation: Young people insist on zero!

 “Female genital mutilation (FGM) has had a negative impact on girls in our community, many of them get married after cutting, when they are still young, and at the end the community isolates them... Read more

8 February 2019

Strengthening responses to address gender-based violence in Zanzibar

Although acknowledged globally as one of the most pervasive violations of human rights, gender-based violence (GBV) is also one of the least prosecuted crimes. Perpetrators operate with impunity in... Read more

6 February 2019

Take action to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030

Mary Oloiparuni was 13 when she was mutilated. Restrained in a doorway early one morning in her home, she was cut, bled profusely and experienced agonizing pain. The scarring she endured then... Read more

22 January 2019
Press Release

The Nairobi Summit to advance the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 18 January 2019 — The Government of the Republic of Kenya and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today announced the convening of a high-level conference to advance... Read more

6 December 2018

The launch of the “Jumuishi” database strengthens inclusive development in Zanzibar

This year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December was celebrated with the theme: “Empowering persons with disability and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.” In Zanzibar,... Read more

23 November 2018

The Nilinde Nikulinde Project: Investing in maternal and newborn health care services

As pregnant women and their newborns are at the highest risk of death and morbidity during labour, childbirth and the first week after birth, investing in improved access to and quality of care,... Read more

26 October 2018

Respect young people's rights and reap the demographic dividend - State of World Population 2018 launch in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—If the demographic dividend is to be harnessed, then the fundamental civil, political and socioeconomic rights of young people, including young women, must be protected and... Read more

25 October 2018

“Save the Space” – Editors’ breakfast meeting

On 8 October, 2018, the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Delegation of the European Union (EU... Read more

24 October 2018

Government ramps up efforts to tackle female genital mutilation, child marriage and teenage pregnancies

Multi-stakeholder participation at the National Dialogue The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania reiterated its commitment to end FGM, child marriage and teenage pregnancies in a three-day... Read more