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18 November 2013

New Report Reviews Key Laws on Women and Girls and Their Impact on Son Preference In India

NEW DELHI, India  — A new study by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has found that laws to check gender discrimination and son preference in India are often ineffective, and in many cases... Read more

14 October 2013

Too Young to Wed: Indian Girls Say No to Child Marriage

Stephanie Sinclair, the award-winning photographer behind the  'Too Young to Wed' exhibit, returns to India to meet a group of girls who had the courage to refuse early marriages. RAJASTHAN, India... Read more

4 June 2013

India Prioritizes Sexual and Reproductive Health in Disaster Response

NEW DELHI - The Asia-Pacific region is the most disaster-prone region in the world. This includes India, which has its fair share of recurring disasters throughout the country. It is estimated that... Read more

4 February 2013
Press Release

UNFPA and the Government of India Launch Multi-year Programme for Young People and Women

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Government of India have launched a reproductive health and life skills education program to fulfil the reproductive rights of young people, women... Read more

1 January 2013

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director on the death of Indian student

We do not know her real name. But she was known to some as Nirbhaya, the 'fearless one' who valiantly fought her rapists, or Damini, the 'lightning' that struck the conscience of India—and the entire... Read more

8 May 2012

Passage to India: Executive Director Meets with Leaders from Many Sectors

NEW DELHI – During his recent trip to India, UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin engaged government officials, civil society representatives, corporate icons and movie stars in discussions... Read more

1 May 2012

Engaging with Young People in a Changing World: Catarina Furtado in India

NEW DELHI – “I am overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of girls and boys and the rigour they go through every day,” said Catarina Furtado, who was visiting Jawahar Navodya Vidyalaya in Jaffarpur, a... Read more