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10 October 2021

Mobile phone edutainment helps prevent child marriage

Rajasthan, India - Ragini learned of a 14-year-old girl in her community who was to be married to a 40-year-old man. She immediately sprang into action to prevent this from happening. But she had to... Read more

1 October 2021

Time to Address the Needs of Elderly in the World’s Most Rapidly Ageing Region

More than ever there is an urgent need for policy reform in addressing population ageing.

11 July 2021

World Population Day 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences on population.   For some, it has led some to postponing childbearing. For others, disruptions in health care have led to unintended pregnancies... Read more

8 July 2021

Opinion | Challenging Negative Social Norms

Changing social norms is one of the biggest challenges for India to address the needs of the next generation. For example, India’s population... Read more

1 July 2021

Opinion | Prioritising menstrual health and hygiene during emergencies

Access to menstrual health and hygiene management during crises such as COVID-19, is critical to upholding the right to privacy and dignity.

5 May 2021

Trust the evidence: Invest in midwives

On the International Day of the Midwife, we honour the extraordinary contribution of midwives to humanity, and highlight the mounting data and... Read more

1 May 2021

Ensuring Rights and Choices for Adolescents in Odisha

The Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative (APPI) and UNFPA India collaborated from April 2018 to March 2021 to advance value-added inclusive... Read more

14 April 2021
Press Release

UNFPA Launches the State Of World Population Report, 2021: My Body Is My Own

For the first time, a United Nations report focuses on bodily autonomy - the power and agency to make choices about your body without fear of... Read more

8 March 2021

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