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6 February 2017
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Ashley Judd, the global goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and popular Hollywood actor, is in India. Ashley Judd is a strong promoter of rights of girls and women. ... Read more
19 December 2016
Tragedies have been dominating the headlines. War and persecution achieved a terrible new milestone this year effective women and children around the world. Millions of girls are still trapped in a... Read more
1 December 2016
It is past time to get serious about HIV prevention. We cannot hope to end the AIDS epidemic when every day almost 6,000 people are infected with HIV. Progress on prevention has stagnated. Since 2010... Read more
21 November 2016
Press Release
18 November 2016, Bhubaneswar: Exactly a month after Member States of the United Nations met at Quito, in Ecuador, to adopt the ‘New Urban Agenda’, the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited has signed an... Read more
28 October 2016
In the News
Under the banner of “Sajha Abhiyan” of the Rajasthan government, UNFPA and UNICEF, a district-level Abhiyan Yatra was flagged off in Dausa on Tuesday for complete elimination of child marriages in... Read more
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

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