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11 May 2021

Menstruation and human rights - Frequently asked questions

How is menstruation related to human rights? When does menstruation start? What are common myths and taboos about menstruation? What is period poverty? These and many more questions are answered in... Read more

5 May 2021

Global shortage of 900,000 midwives threatens women’s lives and health, new report shows

ERBIL, Iraq/UNITED NATIONS, New York – “A 35-year-old pregnant woman came to our clinic with abdominal pain,” recalled Hawrin Yousif, a 27-year-old midwife in the Khazir displacement camp in the... Read more

4 May 2021

Symposium to take stock of progress on menstrual health in Africa

Around 5000 participants from Africa and worldwide are expected to gather to track progress on menstrual health on the continent since the first Call to Action was made at the African Menstrual... Read more

14 April 2021
Press Release

Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA report, My Body is My Own

Violations include rape, forced sterilization, virginity testing, female genital mutilation and more NEW YORK, 14 April 2021 - Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to... Read more

1 April 2021

Gender Ministry receives laptop computers from UNFPA to help combat GBV

WINDHOEK – Namibia, The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative to Namibia, Ms. Sheila Roseau on 29 March 2021 paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Gender Equality, Poverty... Read more

3 March 2021

UNFPA Namibia and NPC Hold Annual Programme Review and Planning Meeting

OTJIWARONGO - Namibia, The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Namibia Country Office and the National Planning Commission (NPC) conducted a joint annual review of the UNFPA/Government Sixth... Read more

30 November 2020

UNFPA donates face masks to AIDS windows and orphans

WINDHOEK, Namibia  ̶  The United Nations Population Fund today donated 2,000 reusable face masks valued at N$75,774.08 to the Organization for Empowerment of Widows/Widowers and Orphans of HIV and... Read more

30 October 2020

Ministry of Gender launches Child Marriage Report

WINDHOEK, Namibia  – The Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare (MGEPESW) with the support of the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA),  United Nations Children’s Fund... Read more

1 October 2020

UNFPA donates towards MTC Knockout Project against homelessness

WINDHOEK, Namibia - UNFPA Namibia Country Office on 22 September 2020 supported the Mobile Telecommunications Company (MTC) Knock-Out Project with a contribution of N$50,000, in an effort to help... Read more

28 September 2020

Born with HIV: A teenager coming to terms with her status in a time of COVID-19

OLUPANDU, Namibia—While the world is battling the COVID-19 pandemic, Secilia Jacob*, 18, is fighting her own battle with a different virus. She is learning to come to terms with her HIV status. Ms.... Read more