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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

26 March 2021

Advancing maternal and newborn health outcomes through health systems strengthening

Through ongoing partnership with the Government of Zambia, aimed at advancing maternal and newborn health outcomes, UNFPA Zambia with funding from the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and... Read more

18 March 2021

Ensuring continuity of GBV services amid COVID-19 pandemic

During pandemics, women and girls remain among the most severely affected population group – with a heightened need for health and protection services. One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, evidence... Read more

8 March 2021

Young Zambian Women Taking the Lead: Tendai's Story

In Zambia, there are many young women and girls striving to make a difference in various areas of our society, and are working with passion to impact many lives. We need all the support we can get.... Read more

5 February 2021

2 million additional cases of female genital mutilation likely to occur over next decade due to COVID-19

Statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation   UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore  Two million additional cases... Read more

1 January 2021

Addressing Unmet Need for Family Planning Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

In line with Zambia's Family Planning Scale Up Plan (2016-2020), which aims to increase the national contraceptive prevalence from 33% to 58% and reduce unmet need for Family Planning from 22% to 14... Read more

30 November 2020

Accelerating Progress on Ending Child Marriage in Zambia

In order to accelerate national efforts towards ending child marriage in Zambia, UNFPA Zambia, through the "UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme to End Child Marriage", has prioritized investments in girl-... Read more

30 October 2020

The Inspiring Role of a Midwife Amid COVID-19

Midwives play a critical role towards averting preventable maternal and newborn deaths, particularly during pandemics and other humanitarian situations. Moses’ story showcases one of many inspiring... Read more

30 June 2020
Press Release

Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

Urgent, accelerated action needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other practices that harm women and girls, according to new UNFPA report 30 June 2020, NEW YORK—Every year,... Read more