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30 June 2020
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UNFPA Namibia holds virtual press conference to launch State of World Population Report

WINDHOEK, Namibia – UNFPA Namibia today held a virtual press conference to launch the 2020 State of World Population report, titled ‘Against my will: defying the practices that harm women and girls... 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
News

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

30 June 2020
News

UNFPA donates PPE to support Namibian Government’s COVID-19 response

WINDHOEK, Namibia – UNFPA has donated personal protective equipment (PPEs) to the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) on 29 May 2020 in support of Namibia’s national response to COVID-19... Read more

19 June 2020
Statement

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
Statement

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

19 May 2020
News

Well-known MC and TV host turns her efforts towards addressing GBV

Well-known MC and TV host Pombili Shilongo has quitted her decade-long career with the national broadcaster to start a project called 'Ensuring Life-Saving GBV Assistance to Women and Girls' made... Read more

5 May 2020
Statement

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020 As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being... Read more

30 April 2020
News

“I cannot remember the last time I ever received a dignity kit” – female youth living with disability

WINDHOEK, Namibia – Twenty-four-year-old Linea Waandja has not had an easy life. Waandja was diagnosed with polio in 1999, when she was three years old. Learning to cope with new way of life... Read more

29 April 2020
News

Family planning open during lockdown

WINDHOEK, Namibia – Due to the Covid-19 lockdown Namibians have been uncertain about whether family planning services are still available. Dennia Gayle, country representative of the United Nations... Read more

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