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11 May 2021
News

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
News

Global shortage of 900,000 midwives threatens women’s lives and health, new report shows

ERBIL, Iraq/UNITED NATIONS, New York – “A 35-year-old pregnant woman came to our clinic with abdominal pain,” recalled Hawrin Yousif, a 27-year-old midwife in the Khazir displacement camp in the... Read more

5 May 2021
Press Release

New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900,000 midwives

Fully investing in midwives by 2035 would avert roughly two-thirds of maternal, newborn deaths and stillbirths, saving 4.3 million lives per year UNITED NATIONS, New York, 5 May 2021—Millions of... Read more

14 April 2021
News

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

8 March 2021
Statement

Celebrate women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and beyond

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day   All over the world, women lead. They lead peace processes, run businesses, establish hospitals and schools. They... Read more

29 January 2021
News

Don’t Get it Twisted radio show: breaking down barriers to sexual & reproductive health

Gaborone, BOTSWANA – The bold UNFPA supported weekly radio show, Dont Get It Twisted is breaking down barriers and bringing sex- related issues through the airwaves to the conservative and... Read more

23 December 2020
News

UNFPA and Special Olympics commemorate the 2020 IDPD with students with intellectual disabilities.

Maun, BOTSWANA- As part of the global collaboration between Special Olympics and the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA Botswana partnered with Special Olympics Botswana  to commemorate  the... Read more

18 December 2020
News

DIKGOSI CENTRAL TO ENDING GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

Maun, BOTSWANA- “The beauty of culture is when it protects the most vulnerable in society. When a woman or a girl who has suffered gender based violence  approaches the Kgotla or the Kgosi, she puts... Read more

17 December 2020
News

The road to recovery-one step at a time

Maun, BOTSWANA- "Don’t be fooled by an apology and promises to change, because no one masters the art of apologizing better than an abusive man,” warned 37 year old Lebonang Molaletsi, a survivor of... Read more

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