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8 May 2012
News

Discrimination Begins Before Birth

The poor gender ratio continues to challenge planners and experts because women are assigned a peripheral role in the success story of the nation. It is time to change strategies and approaches. ... Read more

7 May 2012
News

UNFPA Promotes Midwifery and Natural Delivery in China

BEIJING – While China’s promotion of hospital deliveries in the past 20 years has significantly reduced maternal mortality, midwifery education and support have not received adequate investment,... Read more

5 May 2012
News

Why Midwives?

Today is the International Day of the Midwife! You might wonder, what is a "midwife?" And, why is there even a special international day celebrating them? I will explain, but before I do that, let me... Read more

5 May 2012
Statement

International Day of the Midwife: "Investing in Midwifery Pays"

On this International Day of the Midwife, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund and ICM, the International Confederation of Midwives, commend the important work of midwives in promoting good... Read more

3 May 2012
Press Release

Maldives Enacts Domestic Violence Prevention Law

MALÉ – On 23 April 2012, President Mohamed Waheed of the Maldives signed the Prevention of Domestic Violence Bill passed by the People’s Majlis (national assembly) on 9 April. The Act defines... Read more

3 May 2012
Press Release

Myanmar National Commission on Population and Development, Parliamentarians and UNFPA Hold Forum on 2014 Census

NAY PYI TAW – Plans for Myanmar’s 2014 Population and Housing Census were discussed today with lawmakers and members of the National Commission on Population and Development, in a forum organized by... Read more

2 May 2012
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After 'I do': Linking Marriage Ceremonies with Sexuality Education in Viet Nam

With the age of marriage rising in Viet Nam and sexual activity outside marriage increasing in urban areas, young women find themselves at risk of forced sex, unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions,... Read more

30 April 2012
Press Release

UN, Myanmar Agree on Support for First Census Since 1983

NAY PYI TAW – At the invitation of the Government of Myanmar, the United Nations will provide technical assistance and help mobilize financial support for the country’s first census in 31 years,... Read more

10 April 2012
Press Release

Ten Years of Collaboration in Viet Nam to Promote Sexual and Reproductive Health Care

HA NOI – A ceremony to mark ten years of collaboration between the Viet Nam Family Planning Association (VINAFPA), the Government of Luxembourg and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, was held... Read more

7 April 2012
Press Release

Healthy Ageing in China

BEIJING – "Good health adds life to years". This is the theme of this year's World Health Day, commemorated every year on 7 April, the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (... Read more

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