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26 October 2016
Feature Story
The Census 2011 figures indicate that Rajasthan ranks third among all states in India with respect to prevalence of child marriage. Approximately 7.2 lakh girls in Rajasthan were married before age... Read more
26 October 2016
In the News
In a bid to make Rajasthan child marriage-free, the state government, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), launched a district-level campaign in... Read more
17 October 2016
Statement
To eradicate poverty – like any other goal to improve the human condition – we need to fully understand the world’s demographics.  Poor countries with burgeoning youth populations may find it... Read more
11 July 2016
  Bangkok – “Laying there in the cold and dark at the age of nine, I didn't know why my mum had to suffer this violence,” says Rachana Sunar, recalling a fearful childhood in Nepal’s far west, in a... Read more
29 April 2016
Dispatch
PUNJAB, India – “I am getting financial support for my education from the government, whereas my brother, who is studying in the same school as me, is not eligible for that,” says Guneet*, an... Read more
7 March 2016
Dispatch
UDAIPUR district, India – In India, 47 per cent of women ages 20-24 married before they were 18. In rural, tribal regions of Udaipur district, the rate of child marriage is 56 per cent. Few of the... Read more
8 June 2015
Feature Story
MADHYA PRADESH/RAJASTHAN, India – “I was 16 and never missed a day at school,” recalled Komal, who was forced to drop out of school and become a child bride. “I had to leave it all as my parents had... Read more
28 November 2014
Dispatch
Ending violence and discrimination against women
DELHI/NEW YORK – "Today, there is no country in the world, not one, where women and girls live free from violence," said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, in a statement marking the... Read more
12 November 2014
Statement
UNITED NATIONS, New York—Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and Tewodros Melesse, Director-General of the International Planned Parenthood... Read more
7 January 2014
Dispatch
NEW DELHI—Recognizing the critical health concerns facing adolescents and the broad benefits of addressing them, the Indian Government today introduced a national strategy to provide health... Read more

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