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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,... Read more

11 August 2021

Restoring dignity for girls in the Okavango district

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... Read more

6 August 2021

Empowering guidance teachers in remote areas to provide Comprehensive Sexuality Education

“Girls are still falling pregnant and are forced to drop out of school because they are not educated about sexual reproductive health early enough... Read more

2 August 2021

100 tablets support for Botswana's first digitized census

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

11 July 2021

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

The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences for the population. For some, it has led some to postponing childbearing. For others,... Read more

8 June 2021

The Power of Choice- My Body Is My Own

“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... Read more

15 May 2021

Piloting drones to deliver life-saving products for women delivering in rural 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... Read more

14 May 2021

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

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) together with Ministry of Health and... 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... Read more

5 May 2021
Press Release

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

Millions of lives of women and newborns are lost, and millions more experience ill health or injury, because the needs of pregnant women and skills... Read more