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4 May 2021
News

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
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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

29 March 2021
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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

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

17 March 2021
Press Release

Disruptions in health services due to COVID-19 “may have contributed to an additional 239,000 child and maternal deaths in South Asia” - new UN report

Kathmandu/Bangkok/New Delhi, 17 March 2021: Drastic cuts in the availability and use of essential public health services across South Asia due to COVID-19 may have contributed to an estimated 228,000... Read more

15 March 2021
Statement

UNFPA Executive Director's Statement on Myanmar

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, strongly reiterates the statements made by the office of the United Nations Secretary-General in condemning the escalating use of... Read more

8 March 2021
Statement

Celebrate women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and beyond

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day 8 March 2021   All over the world, women lead. They lead peace processes, run businesses, establish hospitals and... Read more

3 March 2021
Press Release

Online searches and social media posts mirror ‘shadow pandemic’ of violence against women in Asia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3 March 2021 Online searches and social media posts mirror ‘shadow pandemic’ of violence against women in Asia   Bangkok, Thailand – Big data analysis shows that Internet... Read more

23 February 2021
Statement

UNFPA Statement on the Situation in Myanmar

In light of the unfolding events in Myanmar, UNFPA joins the wider United Nations family in expressing its strongest concern over the adverse impacts on the rights, safety, health and well-being of... Read more

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