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22 September 2020

The Impact of Geo-Referenced Maps and Why They’re Vital for Social Services

By Mr. Alexandre Chimtengo, Planning Officer at Mechanelas District Administration Office, Niassa Province. These stories are part of a new series, entitled: ‘Mapping Stories: Data, Population... Read more

21 September 2020

Taking matters into their own hands: women work together to generate income after Cyclone Idai

(adapted from stories provided by Plan International) Dondo district in Sofala Province, Mozambique, was one of the areas most affected by cyclone Idai in 2019 as strong winds tore apart houses and... Read more

17 September 2020
Press Release

New High-Level Commission will ensure promises made at Nairobi Summit are kept as COVID-19 pandemic threatens to turn back the clock for women’s health and rights

NEW YORK—A new High-Level Commission of advocates, experts and activists was established today to help commitments to women’s health and rights made at the November 2019 Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 stay... Read more

31 August 2020

Resuming fistula surgeries and delivering health care amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in Mozambique: the case of Zambezia Province

By Assane Macangira (UNFPA Programme Coordinator - Zambézia) “...When obstetric fistula surgeries restarted, I underwent surgery, and I am now cured. What makes me proud is that now I am healthy, and... Read more

31 August 2020

Mozambique responds to gender-based violence in the context of COVID-19

The Government of Mozambique, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) approved the 2020 Annual Work Plan of the EU-funded Spotlight Initiative to end violence and harmful practices... Read more

19 August 2020

Celebrating the Real-life Heroes Battling COVID-19, Crises and Disasters

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day Saving lives has never been more harrowing. Last year saw attacks against aid workers surpass all previous records,... Read more

12 August 2020

Youth leading the way in COVID-19 solutions

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Youth Day   As we mark International Youth Day in the midst of a global pandemic, we witness how young people are taking... Read more

30 July 2020

We must win the battle against human trafficking

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2020 Every year, tens of thousands of people are trafficked across and within national borders.... Read more

24 July 2020
Young girls at the 2016 International AIDS Conference in South Africa ©Corrie Butler/UNFPA ESARO

Child marriage is forced marriage: Let’s call it what it is - Experts, advocates and youth activists come together to devise solutions to end this harmful practice.

“From the moment a girl is [forced into marriage], her wings are [clipped] and her dreams are [tainted] for the rest of her life,” shared Graça Machel, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocate... Read more

20 July 2020

Responding to GBV cases in times of COVID-19: the powerful role of 'Linha Verde' emergency hotline operators

  “Linha Verde 1458 will offer a fast and safe response to women who suffer violence during COVID-19. It is a source of pride for me, as well as for my co-workers, to know that we are helping those... Read more