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2 October 2020

Karabo Bosena’s tale of giving birth during a world pandemic!

GABORONE, Botswana—The experience of pregnancy and childbirth comes with a mixture of anticipation, excitement and anxiety. For first time moms, this experience also comes with fear. Fear of the... Read more

11 September 2020

We shouldn’t be made to feel ashamed of menstruation, a normal and essential process

SELOKOLELA, Botswana—Kenathata Moisakamo was too ashamed to tell her parents that she had started menstruating because of her peers’ stories that periods indicate when a girl becomes sexually active... Read more

17 July 2020

Much more needs to be done in ending Gender Based Violence in Botswana

GABORONE, Botswana- The Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs,  Honorable Anna Mokgethi officially launched the 2020 State of World Population (SWOP) report on the 16 July in... 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

30 June 2020

Five things you didn’t know about practices that harm girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and... Read more

19 June 2020

A Blight on Humanity’s Conscience

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict   Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to our collective... Read more

15 June 2020

Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the Fight Against Systemic Racism and Discrimination We are living through turbulent, trying times. This is a moment of suffering for many... Read more

17 May 2020

Break the silence!

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” Article... Read more

15 May 2020

Youth and COVID-19 Diaries:Empowering other young people with SRHR and COVID information

Gaborone: 23 year old Trevor Oahile’s lockdown diary Date of diary: 8 May 2020 We are currently on day 36 of the extended lockdown. I must say though the lockdown has brought in a lot of changes in... Read more

6 May 2020

Pregnant and worried during COVID-19

GABORONE, Botswana- It is a particularly difficult time to be pregnant. The last thing any woman would want is to bring their child into a world of uncertainty but that’s exactly what pregnant women... Read more