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9 August 2019
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One in three women in Botswana have experienced some form of gender based violence (GBV) by an intimate partner.  These experiences by women and girls remain high despite the government’s commitment... Read more
17 June 2019
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The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health and Wellness, Ms Ruth Maphorisa officially launched the 2019 State of World Population (SWOP) report on 5 June in Gaborone, Botswana. The report, with the... Read more
24 May 2019
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, recommitted to the revolutionary decision taken at the 1994 International Conference on Population and... Read more
12 November 2018
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“I want you to speak out and be free, this is your space,” encouraged First Lady Mrs Neo Masisi at the inaugural Girls Summit in Palapye. The summit brought together 100 young girls from Palapye and... Read more
26 October 2018
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—If the demographic dividend is to be harnessed, then the fundamental civil, political and socioeconomic rights of young people, including young women, must be protected and... Read more
17 October 2018
Press Release
The State of World Population 2018 The power to choose the number, timing and spacing of children can bolster economic and social development, new UNFPA report shows   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 17... Read more
11 October 2018
Statement
Dr. Natalia Kanem Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund Statement on the Occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child 11 October 2018   We believe in the power of... Read more
5 October 2018
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ACCRA, Ghana, Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development Five-Year Review, 5 October—African ministers in charge of population issues have endorsed the continental report on the... Read more
10 August 2018
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Masedi Kewamodimo is a 23 year old who like many of her peers in Botswana was born with HIV. She discovered her HIV status at the young age of 10 years. Masedi lost both her parents to AIDS in 2000... Read more
14 June 2018
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28 year old Trans-gender woman Nelly Thobega, Health Empowerment Rights, sharing her experience in accessing health care services 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

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