UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is encouraged by the progress being made on a programme that seeks to improve the quality of, and access to, essential services that respond to the needs of women and girls subjected to violence.


The importance of family planning underpinned by individual rights was a key theme at the 2015 Pakistan Population Summit.  Religious leaders have pledged to work with government and civil society to optimize population dynamics and to "put people first" in the context of Pakistan 2025 - One Nation, One Vision, a national consensus framework for development across the spectrum.


UNFPA-trained midwives are deployed in Rakhine State, where displaced women and girls are in need of life-saving reproductive health care. 


In Lao PDR, a UNFPA-supported programme is bringing contraceptives and reproductive counselling to women in even the most remote villages.


Amid the devastation wrought by flooding and landslides triggered by Cyclone Komen and further exacerbated by monsoon rains in many parts of Myanmar, the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, is supporting the government and civil society partners in responding to the ongoing crisis.


Women and girls are among the most vulnerable populations affected by Typhoon Haiyan on November 8, 2013 in the Philippines. This video tells the story of some of these women and documents how they survived and moved on with the support of the United Nations Population Fund and partners through targeted interventions on reproductive health and prevention of gender-based violence.


A country with both increasing numbers of young people and declining fertility has the potential to reap a ‘demographic dividend’ – a boost in economic productivity that occurs when there are growing numbers of people in the workforce relative to the number of dependents.


The reportage from Afghanistan, Nepal and Pakistan highlights the efforts in treating fistula through stories of women who endured and overcame the condition. 


Midwives, nurses, physicians and regional midwifery associations join government and UN representatives from across Asia-Pacific to speak about the challenges and opportunities facing midwifery and the crucial role of midwives in the region.


Half of all girls in Nepal are married before the age of 18, an illegal but prevalent practice which denies them access to education and puts them at risk of complications in childbirth from having children too young.