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30 June 2020
Press Release

Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, with the full knowledge and consent of their... 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

Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to our collective security, a violation of international law and a blight on humanity’s conscience. As a... Read more

15 June 2020
Statement

COVID-19 jeopardises progress made towards protecting women and girls from violence and harmful practices

Opinion editorial by Justine Coulson (UNFPA), Roberta Clarke (UN Women) and Mohamed M. Fall (UNICEF) Statement to mark International Day of the African Child The passing of laws to end child marriage... Read more

28 May 2020
News

Dignity kits meet hygiene needs of women and girls amid COVID-19 pandemic

During pandemics, women and girls of reproductive age remain among the most severely affected population group – with a heightened need for specific health and hygiene services. With the fast... Read more

23 May 2020
News

My Fistula is repaired! Now I can return to school!

Mariud, aged 19, lives in a remote village located in Mkushi District, Central Province of Zambia. Pregnant at the age of 13, Mariud developed Obstetric Fistula in 2014, as a result of a 72 hour... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the number of women unable to access family planning, facing unintended pregnancies, gender-based violence and... Read more

23 April 2020
News

Young Innovators: Making Re-usable Face Masks to Help Vulnerable Communities Fight COVID-19

Around the world, the one piece of personal protective gear we have seen many commercial companies make throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is the face mask. In Lusaka and Solwezi Districts of Zambia,... Read more

14 April 2020
News

Engaging Zambia’s youth in the fight against COVID-19

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as part of the joint UN system in Zambia’s support to the Government of Zambia, UNFPA in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth has facilitated the... Read more

31 March 2020
News

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

In response to this unprecedented crisis, we are urgently supplying life-saving medical equipment to help front-line workers save mothers and babies. Please help us protect pregnant women, new... Read more

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