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11 July 2021

How COVID-19 has increased fertility, adolescent pregnancy and maternal deaths in East and Southern African countries

LUANDA, Angola, MBABANE, Eswatini, PRETORIA, South Africa and LUSAKA, Zambia—“Young people are able to access [sexual and reproductive health] services but not as much as they used to before the... Read more

5 July 2021

Leveraging innovation to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

In a rapidly changing world, the need to continuously explore dynamic solutions to effectively achieve development cannot be over emphasized. Accordingly, UNDP and UNFPA in Zambia, in collaboration... Read more

29 June 2021

The ‘Shadow Pandemic’: Violence Against Women in African Politics - A Case of Zambia.

Today, ahead of the Generation Equality Forum Paris scheduled to take place from 30 June – 2 July, the Government of the Republic of Zambia in collaboration with UNFPA hosted a pre-forum high-level... Read more

23 June 2021

How Skilled Midwives are Contributing to Averting Maternal and Newborn Deaths Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, the role of skilled midwives towards averting maternal and newborn deaths continues to be key. Unfortunately, in most underserved communities with high... Read more

1 June 2021

Going the Last Mile | Ensuring Access to Quality Reproductive Health Commodities in Hard to Reach Communities of Zambia

Despite notable progress over the last decade, access to reproductive health commodities remains a significant public health challenge in Zambia, with unmet need for family planning still relatively... Read more

25 May 2021

Navigating the “New Normal”: First-Ever Virtual Inter-Country GPS Training for Staff

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our modes of operation, including staff capacity building initiatives, which were previously mainly undertaken through face-face interactions. In order to ensure... Read more

11 May 2021

Menstruation and human rights - Frequently asked questions

How is menstruation related to human rights? When does menstruation start? What are common myths and taboos about menstruation? What is period poverty? These and many more questions are answered in... Read more

5 May 2021

UNFPA Donates over 2,000 Bicycles to Support Census Undertaking in Zambia

As part of ongoing support towards the 2020/21 Census sheduled to be undertaken in November of 2021, UNFPA procured and handed over 2,110 bicycles worth USD 268,471 to the Minister of National... Read more

14 April 2021

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

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, according to data from 57 countries, UNFPA’s flagship report announced today. The 2021 State of World Population... 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

Violations include rape, forced sterilization, virginity testing, female genital mutilation and more NEW YORK, 14 April 2021 - Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to... Read more