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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

6 February 2021
News

Using education and community engagement to help end FGM in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) has been practiced and preserved for generations in some Indonesian communities. While many in the younger generations may tend to... Read more

6 February 2021
Statement

2 million additional cases of FGM likely to occur over next decade due to COVID-19

2 million additional cases of female genital mutilation likely to occur over next decade due to COVID-19 Only united, concerted and well-funded action can end this human rights violation   Statement... Read more

27 January 2021
News

Taking Shelter: Communities tackle gender-based violence amid COVID-19 in Bhutan

THIMPHU, Bhutan - At the very outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, UNFPA warned that lockdowns and other movement restrictions meant to contain the outbreak could have unintended... Read more

27 January 2021
News

Bus conductors in Bhutan take on a new role amid the pandemic: Ending gender-based violence

THIMPHU, Bhutan - Life in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan, seems to be at a standstill with the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown in effect. However, Kelsang Tshomo is anything but inactive. She is on... Read more

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