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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

17 September 2020
Young people prepare soil for planting at the Windhoek Multi-Purpose Youth Resources Centre.

Protecting Youth Centres

WINDHOEK, Namibia - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) with partners continues to support sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and gender based violence (GBV) services, risk communication,... 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

19 August 2020

How humanitarian crises like drought in Namibia increase girls’ vulnerability to unplanned pregnancy

GOBABIS, Namibia—Life has not been kind to Julien Konjak, 17. Since she gave birth at the age of 16, the negative response of her friends and community has been depressing for her. Her situation has... Read more

12 August 2020

Namibia marks International Youth Day 2020

WINDHOEK, Namibia  ̶ Today, the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service and commemorated International Youth Day 2020, under the theme “Youth Engagement for Global Action” with young women of... Read more

23 July 2020
Deliberations underway.

UNFPA in support of Ministry Of Gender Equality And Child Welfare organise training workshop for media professionals on GBV

WINDHOEK ̶ Namibia, The Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare with the support of UNFPA Namibia organised a training workshop from 21-23 July 2020 with media... Read more

21 July 2020

UNFPA partners with UNAIDS to distribute hygiene packs to four clinics in Katutura and Khomasdal

WINDHOEK  ̶  Namibia, The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on our healthcare system which emphasizes the importance of keeping health workers safe. The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA in... Read more