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20 May 2021
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Bodily autonomy, LGBTIQ rights and climate justice: Noelene Nabulivou's story

    Noelene Nabulivou leads Diverse Voices and Actions for Equality (DIVA), in Fiji. A veteran advocate and activist for women's empowerment intertwined with LGBTIQ rights, climate justice and other... Read more

20 May 2021
Statement

Moving from concept to reality - achieving bodily autonomy in Asia and the Pacific, and globally

On May 20, 2021, the UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office launched the UNFPA flagship State of World Population Report, My Body is My Own, at an online event under the auspices of the Generation... Read more

19 May 2021
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UNFPA Pacific hands over PPEs and Reproductive Health kits to the Fijian Government

The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) consists of coveralls that will augment the government's efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic while ensuring continuity of essential reproductive health... Read more

19 May 2021
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Advocating for bodily autonomy through hard-hitting art: Nikki Luna's story

This is the transcript of a talk delivered by Philippines artist Nikki Luna on May 20, 2021, at the Asia-Pacific regional launch of My Body is My Own, UNFPA's flagship State of World Population... Read more

5 May 2021
Statement

Trust the evidence: Invest in midwives

Trust the evidence: invest in midwives 5 May 2021 Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Day of the Midwife   Every day in every part of the world, midwives save... Read more

4 May 2021
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New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900,000 midwives

PRESS RELEASE Embargoed until 12:01 a.m. EDT / 11:01 a.m. Bangkok, Wednesday 5 May 2021   New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900,000 midwives   Fully investing in midwives by 2035... 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

  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... Read more

29 March 2021
News

Women Friendly Spaces, a relief for post-disaster recovery

Communities in the areas worst hit by Tropical Cyclone Yasa (TC Yasa), particularly women and girls, are benefitting from services provided by Women Friendly Spaces (WFS). WFS is created as safe... Read more

29 March 2021
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Dignity Kits meet the hygiene needs of women and girls affected by Tropical Cyclone Yasa

On 17 December 2020, severe TC Yasa (Category 5 intensity) made landfall on Bua district of Vanua Levu (part of the Northern division) – Fiji’s second-largest island. In the aftermath of natural... Read more

23 March 2021
Statement

Building back better from COVID-19 means putting women and girls at the centre

BJORN ANDERSSON, UNFPA ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL DIRECTOR: STATEMENT FROM THE FLOOR                                                  8TH ASIA PACIFIC FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, BANGKOK, MARCH 22-... Read more

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