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5 February 2021

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation: No Time for Inaction

Neema left home at the age of 10 to escape female genital mutilation (FGM). Her mother had been educated about the harmful impacts of the practice... Read more

12 January 2021

Winda’s story: Saying no to FGM

Winda* was aged 13 and just about to start secondary school when her father told her he wanted her to be cut (undergo female genital mutilation (FGM... Read more

12 December 2020

The champions of change fighting to end gender-based violence in Tanzania

Rahabu was 17 when she became pregnant and dropped out of school, crushing her dreams of becoming a teacher. She returned to her home in Kahama... Read more

10 December 2020

Standing up for human rights more important than ever

Standing up for human rights more important than ever. Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem on Human Rights Day. Realizing... Read more

1 December 2020

COVID-19 Threatens to Exacerbate Inequalities Faced by Many Living with HIV

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for World AIDS Day underscores the vulnerability of key populations amid the ongoing pandemic... Read more

25 November 2020

Stand up and say ‘enough’ to violence

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Violence against Women. Enough! That’s what we say, today... Read more

26 October 2020

School girls in Shinyanga, Tanzania, speak out for a better future

“In the very beginning, I attended an adolescent girls camp in Shinyanga town, organized by KIWOHEDE,” recalls Firyali,* a 17-year-old activist in... Read more

13 October 2020
Press Release

Improving maternal health care for rural women in Zanzibar

Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania, 13 October – A maternity ward was opened today at Kivunge District Hospital. The renovated facility will... Read more

12 October 2020
Press Release

Republic of Korea, UNFPA and UN Women partner to advance gender equality for some of the furthest behind women and girls in Tanzania

Msasala District, Shinyanga Region, 13 October – UNFPA and UN Women have launched a $5 million, three-year Joint Programme –“Realizing Gender... Read more

10 October 2020

Lifting up the voices of Zanzibari girls on International Day of the Girl Child

Amira, Fatma and Sabra* are all in Form 3 at Bumbwini Secondary School, North B District, Zanzibar. They love school; they say there is a good... Read more