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4 June 2020
Press Release

Blue Heart: Joining hands in Viet Nam to protect children and women

UNICEF, UNFPA, UN WOMEN and MOLISA launch a campaign to raise public attention on violence against children and women Ha Noi, 4 June 2020 – Violence against women and children is never acceptable is... Read more

4 June 2020
Press Release

Canada grants CDN$400,000 to UNFPA to strengthen Government response for COVID19 pandemic in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (04 June 2020): High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka, HE David McKinnon, and Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Sri Lanka, Ms Ritsu Nacken, signed a... Read more

28 May 2020
News

Putting menstrual hygiene first in India

Like the rest of India, Bada Malhera in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhatarpur district has been unusually quiet since the country went under lockdown on March 24. But listen carefully, and you can probably... Read more

28 May 2020
News

Busting menstrual myths in Rohingya refugee camps

May 28 is World Menstrual Hygiene Day, when UNFPA and partners draw attention to the importance of accurate information about menstruation and the need to provide access to supplies and services that... Read more

26 May 2020
News

Engaging men and boys for a more equal post-COVID-19 society

Our UNFPA Lao PDR Representative Mariam Khan explains how a post-COVID-19 world has an opportunity to achieve gender equality more than ever.  Did you know that in Lao People's Democratic Republic,... Read more

26 May 2020
Press Release

Listen to Her

New Delhi, 26 May 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, people around the world have found themselves in isolation to help contain the outbreak. While women continue to hold up more than half of... Read more

25 May 2020
News
A woman holds a mobile phone, showing a mobile app for reporting incidents of family violence in the city of Fortaleza, Brazil.

Remote data collection on violence against women during COVID-19: A conversation with experts on ethics, measurement & research priorities (by UNICEF Innocenti)

Innocenti Think Piece, originally published here in full By Amber Peterman, Amiya Bhatia and Alessandra Guedes on behalf of UNICEF Innocenti Violence against women (VAW) is a priority global concern ... Read more

23 May 2020
News

End gender inequality! End health inequities! End fistula now!

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2020 Last November, the world convened in Nairobi to celebrate the tremendous gains... Read more

20 May 2020
Statement

Accelerating progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

20 May 2020 Mr. Bjorn Andersson, Regional Director for Asia-Pacific, UNFPA After five years of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and 25 years of implementing the Programme of... Read more

19 May 2020
News
How unconventional data can inform gender-based violence responses

How unconventional data can inform gender-based violence responses (Devex & Facebook Live webinar)

This lively webinar explores how we can practically harness the power of data to accelerate response and ensure the safety of women and girls around the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more

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