15 June 2016
News
SHINYANGA, United Republic of Tanzania – Unlike 95 per cent of girls her age in Tanzania’s Shinyanga region, at 17, Rahuba Kenedy was enrolled in secondary school – and excelling academically. Then, she met a charming... Read more
25 May 2015
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Tens of thousands of Burundian refugees are seeking shelter in Tanzania. On their way to safety, women are giving birth in unsafe conditions. Hundreds of cases of gender-based violence have been reported. © UNFPA Tanzania/Sawiche Wamunza
KIGOMA, United Republic of Tanzania – Women are giving birth on ferries, in temporary shelters and en route to Tanzania’s Nyarugusu refugee camp, say relief workers responding to the Burundi crisis, which has sent tens... Read more
23 March 2015
News
Traditional dancers entertain participants at the record-breaking HIV counselling and testing event in Gambella, Ethiopia. © UNFPA Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia/GABORONE, Botswana – Record-breaking numbers of people have received HIV counselling and testing through two historic initiatives in Ethiopia, Botswana, South Africa and Tanzania.  In the Gambella... Read more
6 February 2015
News
Community members march against FGM. They are graduates and supporters of a rite of passage that serves as an alternative to FGM. © UNFPA/Mandela Gregoire
TARIME, United Republic of Tanzania – Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a human rights violation – one that can lead to haemorrhage, infection, complications during childbirth, infertility, and, in some cases, even... Read more
15 September 2014
News
DAR ES SALAAM, United Republic of Tanzania - Happiness, from the Mara Region of Tanzania, was 12 years old when her parents decided she was old enough to be married. They pulled her from school, planned to have her... Read more
15 July 2014
News
NEW YORK, United States – Mama Hadija, now in her 60s, had grown accustomed to living in shame. Over 25 years ago, in the rural town of Morogoro, Tanzania, Ms. Hadija experienced a prolonged, obstructed labour. The... Read more
3 October 2012
In the News
SUKUMALAND -- Nyamizi, a 73-year-old widow from Sukumaland, Tanzania, was returning home from work one night when she was attacked by a man with a machete. He chopped off her hand and slashed her head, knocking her... Read more
16 March 2012
News
BUYU, Zanzibar — In this picturesque village on the outskirts of Zanzibar Town,  UNFPA programme officers joined colleagues from the Office of the Chief Statistician in Zanzibar to learn more about the pilot census... Read more
27 May 2011
News
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania -– The ceremony began with the recitation of Utenzi, a form of Swahili narrative poetry. In a traditional Zanzabari style, two girls sang a sorrowful tale: “It is so heartbreaking to see that children... Read more
23 May 2011
News
Tweet DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — Across Africa, cell phones are rapidly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From an isolated rural village, a business owner can make a bank deposit through her phone; a farmer... Read more

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