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12 August 2021

Young leaders blaze the trail toward a more equitable future

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “In my country, youth are used as fuel for war and are pushed into conflicts,” Abdul Hamid Ghalib, now 23, from Yemen, told UNFPA at a Youth Forum in Tunisia. That was two... Read more

11 August 2021

Restoring dignity for girls in the Okavango district

SERONGA, Botswana- Botshelo Kehumile* found out she was having her first period when she went to the bathroom and realized she had stained her underwear. At fourteen years old, no one had ever talked... Read more

6 August 2021

Empowering guidance teachers in remote areas to provide Comprehensive Sexuality Education

GUMARE, Botswana- “Girls are still falling pregnant and are forced to drop out of school because they are not educated about sexual reproductive health early enough.” Tshepo Bonang* fell pregnant in... Read more

2 August 2021

100 tablets support for Botswana's first digitized census

GABORONE, Botswana- The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) handed over 100 tablets to Statistics Botswana to support ongoing preparations for Botswana’s first ever digitized Population and... Read more

11 July 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences for the population

World Population Day Statement The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences for the population. For some, it has led some to postponing childbearing. For others, disruptions in health care... Read more

8 June 2021

The Power of Choice- My Body Is My Own

GABORONE, Botswana—“Let no one make a decision for me, either because they think they love me so much or are being protective. When it comes to my sexual reproductive health, I know what I want,... Read more

15 May 2021

Piloting drones to deliver life-saving products for women delivering in rural Botswana

PALAPYE, Botswana—Botswana, one of Africa’s few upper-middle income countries, is the the first country in Southern Africa and the third in Africa to pilot drone technology for health-care delivery.... Read more

14 May 2021

Game changer! Medical drones pilot project launched to help save lives

Palapye, BOTSWANA- United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) together with Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) and Ministry of... 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
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