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14 June 2018
28 year old Trans-gender woman Nelly Thobega, Health Empowerment Rights, sharing her experience in accessing health care services in Botswana.

Great Progress made, but much more to be done for the left behind in HIV prevention in Botswana

“I face violence from the community for being “different,” and not only that, as a Transgender woman, I do not receive adequate health care because health care providers in clinics discriminate... Read more

9 November 2017

UNFPA hands over reproductive health commodities to Ministry of Health and Wellness

In a ceremony cited as “evidence of the power of partnerships,” by Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health and Wellness Ms Shenaaz El-Halabi, UNFPA  handed over 40 016 implants, 300 000 female condoms... Read more

19 October 2017

Minister of Health and Wellness officially launches State of World Population (SWOP) 2017 Report

The Minister of Health and Wellness, Honourable Dorcus Makgato officially launched the 2017 State of World Population (SWOP) report on 17 October 2017 in Gaborone, BOTSWANA.  Commending the timely... Read more

19 October 2017

State of World Population (SWOP) Report 2017 Call to 10 actions towards a more equal world

1. Meet all commitments and obligations to human rights agreed in international treaties and conventions. 2. Tear down barriers—whether discriminatory laws, norms or service gaps—that prevent... Read more

11 November 2016


“… I want to own a physiotherapist clinic and a mentorship school …” , “…my dream is to join Victoria Secret Models in America…”, “…I want to become a woman rights activist ….  i will use my powerful... Read more

27 October 2016

2016 State of the World Population Report Launched

“I wish to become a doctor … young people copy wrong behavior from the streets but I want to copy only positive behavior …”, 10 year old Zandile Munamati from Ben Thema Primary School providing an... Read more

21 October 2016
UNFPA Assistant Representative Mareledi Segotso launching SWOP Report at media briefing.PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

UNFPA calls for effective sex education

The 2016 report makes the case that few, if any, of the Sustainable Development Goals can be achieved if large swaths of humanity are unable to exercise their rights and realise their full potential... Read more

5 September 2016

Botswana introduces contraceptive implants

Botswana is among the 10 countries in the East and Southern Africa region to receive support from the United Kingdom (UK) Government under the regional programme on Preventing Maternal Deaths in East... Read more

31 July 2016

Expanding spaces for girls to speak out

The UNFPA Botswana Country Office put issues of young girls at the centre of national conversations on World Population Day (WPD). Radio interviews were arranged with three national broadcasters (RB2... Read more

20 July 2016

“#BotswanaIWant” - Expanding spaces for participation of young people in National Vision 2036

Over 80, 000 young people shared their aspirations for Botswana in a series of Twitter meets.  The one hour long thematic tweet meets were hosted by the Presidential Task team on Vision 2036 over a... Read more