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30 June 2020

AGAINST HER WILL: Married off to a schoolmate at the of 16

Narrating how a trip to a shop surprisingly ended up with her becoming a bride to her then 22 year old schoolmate, Phumzile Magagula, now 31 years, described the incident not only as shocking but... Read more

16 June 2020

UNFPA Brings Family Planning SMS Innovation Against A Looming Post-COVID-19 Births Spike

Nolwazi Myeni, by virtue of being a young woman, is one of thousands of other women, who, once a month, receives an SMS through her mobile phone to notify her that family planning services were still... Read more

2 June 2020

Making a Difference for Factory Workers During COVID-19

When *S’phiwe was asked what it would mean to her to access sexual and reproductive health services right within the premises of her employ, she had this to say; “This would certainly make my life a... Read more

30 May 2020

Hhohho Social Mobilisation Campaign Takes A Break.

If you were in Mbabane on Saturday the 30th May 2020 and heard loud repetitive noise form the CBD. Don’t be startled, those were loudhailers used by members of the COVID-19 social mobilisation and... Read more

28 May 2020

Improving Teachers' Understanding of Child Beahaviour thorugh Life-skils Workshops

As schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one may assume teachers are idle at home. However, they are using this opportunity to better themselves in anticipation for the re-opening day. At... Read more

28 May 2020

Women and Girls on Periods Need More Support During Pandemics

“Periods are a natural occurrence and they don’t stop during pandemics.” With these remarks, the Minister of Health Senator Lizzie Nkosi marked Eswatini’ s historic Menstrual Hygiene Day in Mbabane... Read more

22 May 2020

UNFPA’s Plan For Tackling Gender Based Violence In Communities During Covid-19

It’s woe unto violence perpetrators in communities as UNFPA, Women and the Law Southern Africa and Manzini Regional Member of Parliament hold talks on using paralegals as champions for eliminating... Read more

15 May 2020

Midwives & Nurses Deserve To Be A Priority In COVID-19 Response

“Government, agencies and other development partners must prioritise the safety of midwives in COVID-19 response,” urged UNFPA Acting Head of Office Ms Margaret Thwala-Tembe. Thwala-Tembe said this... Read more

17 April 2020
Senator Lizzie Nkosi and AHO Margaret Thwala-Tembe


Fine wine matures with time, so are good relationships. That also can be said with UNFPA’s commitment to serving society’s susceptible especially pregnant women. This was evident today, as the... Read more

15 April 2020

Frontline Health Care Workers Should Remain Protected from COVID-19

In war times, nations rely on the army for protection, and the same is expected of health workers in the wake of disease outbreaks. However, one headline; COVID-19 suspect patient dies while awaiting... Read more