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10 July 2020
Statement

Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day.

10 July 2020
News

Sustaining access to reproductive health services during the pandemic

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Officially, the COVID-19 pandemic has sickened 11 million people and left more than half a million dead. But the full toll... Read more

3 July 2020
News

Stepping up support to the National Child Helpline #116

C- Sema – Kiswahili for speak – runs the National Child Helpline #116 – a toll-free service that is available across all networks in Tanzania... Read more

3 July 2020
News

Faith leaders at the forefront of COVID-19 protection efforts in Zanzibar

Ms. Amina Khalfan, a religious leader and member of West B Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Action Group in Zanzibar, was one of 30 religious leaders who... Read more

30 June 2020
Press Release

Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

Statement from UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem on the launch of UNFPA’s flagship State of the World Population Report. Urgent, accelerated... Read more

30 June 2020
News

Five things you didn’t know about practices that harm girls

Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their... Read more

19 June 2020
Statement

A Blight on Humanity’s Conscience

UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem speaks out on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

12 June 2020
Statement

Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice

We are living through turbulent, trying times. This is a moment of suffering for many people, especially people of African descent. Protests have... Read more

11 June 2020
News

Pandemic impacts on ending-FGM efforts

Hope for Girls and Women runs two safe houses in Serengeti and Butiama Districts, Mara Region, Tanzania, for girls who are fleeing female genital... Read more

27 May 2020
News

The pandemic is exacerbating menstruation-related challenges for girls in Zanzibar

Maira,* a female teacher at a government school in Zanzibar, says that menstrual hygiene is still a big challenge for girls. “Most of our female... Read more

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