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25 October 2022
Adolescent girls from Sikumbi village in Senanga district eagerly listening to a motivational talk by the UNFPA Gender Analyst

In rural Senanga District, mentors lay the foundation for the next generation of empowered adolescent girls

16-year-old Martha Mwiya, a grade 9 learner in rural Senanga district, is among more than 15,000 adolescent girls who have benefitted from the safe... Read more

11 October 2022
Sifa, 19, from Quissanga in Mozambique.

Disturbing rise in teenage pregnancy, child marriage, gender-based violence  and HIV infection in adolescent girls in East and Southern Africa ​​– we need to act collectively and with urgency

Girls’ sheer resilience in the face of adversity is cause for celebration this International Day of The Girl Child. While East and Southern Africa... Read more

17 August 2022
A new mother (M) receiving post-natal check-ups at a facility supported through the FP-ASRH Programme in Central Province

New! Evaluation of Health Systems Strethening Programme reflects positive results for women and adolescents

Implemented over a period of 5 years, the "Health System Strengthening Programme for Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent... Read more

16 August 2022
Lina (R) attending a psychosocial counselling session with a counsellor (L) © YWCA

How one-stop centers for GBV are securing health and rights for women and girls

Lina*, an adolescent mother from Mutanda village in Kalumbila District of North Western Province, shares how a One Stop Centre for survivors of... Read more

1 August 2022
UNFPA Representative Ms. Gift Malunga with young people in Western Province

Behind the Number — Our World at 8 Billion

An opinion piece by UNFPA Zambia Country Representative, Ms. Gift Malunga.

26 July 2022
Minister of Health (L) with UNFPA Representative (M) officially launch the 2022 State of World Population Report in Zambia

Zambia Launches 2022 State of World Population Report and World Population Day

The dual launch made the case that investing in women and girls can yield significant socio-economic dividends, including contributing to the... Read more

18 July 2022
Leaders from the UN and African Union joined Heads of State and Chairperson of the African Union Commission at Edu+ Launch

African leaders launch the Education Plus initiative – a huge step forward for girls’ education and empowerment in Africa

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA, 17 July 2022—Leaders at the Africa Union 4th Mid-Year Coordination Meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, have pledged their support for the... Read more

11 July 2022
Press Release

World set to reach 8 billion people on 15 November 2022

Demographic milestone is evidence of great progress, but opportunities, challenges lie ahead New York, 11 July, 2022 – The global population is projected to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022,... Read more

1 July 2022
21 year old Reachwell leads a discussion around the role of men and boys in addressing GBV

Engaging boys and men as part of the solution

How a boys and men’s network in Zambia is accelerating progress towards sexual reproductive health and gender equality.

24 June 2022
A new mother receiving post-natal services at a UNFPA supported facility in Central Province (c) UNFPA Zambia

2022 Safe Motherhood Week: Saving Mothers, Giving Life

On 24 June 2022, UNFPA, as part of the UN family in Zambia, was pleased to join the Government and the people of the Republic of Zambia in commemorating the 2022 Safe Motherhood Week under the theme... Read more