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27 May 2020

Putting Menstrual Hygiene First

Like the rest of India, Bada Malhera in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhatarpur district has been unusually quiet since the country went under lockdown on March 24. But listen carefully, and you can probably... Read more

26 May 2020
Press Release

Listen to Her

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, people around the world have found themselves in isolation to help contain the outbreak. While women continue to hold up more than half of the sky, during this... Read more

17 May 2020

Break the silence!

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” Article... Read more

4 May 2020

Serving at the frontlines – India’s nurse-midwives save lives across the entire life cycle

When Sugandha Sadappa met her three-year-old daughter after 21 days, she couldn’t hold back her tears. ‘I had been on duty for seven straight days and then in quarantine for the next 14,’ Sugandha... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months.   As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the number of women unable to... Read more

27 April 2020

We Care

Like the vast majority of countries across the world, India too is battling the COVID-19 pandemic, and is currently under lockdown. The Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) in the state of Bihar, has... Read more

14 January 2020
Umang Adolescent Helpline Launch

The Umang Adolescent Helpline Launch in Madhya Pradesh

14425 – that’s the helpline number that will now have a friendly voice on the other side, to respond to a lot of questions young people in Madhya Pradesh had, that went unanswered earlier. Launched... Read more

15 November 2019
Press Release

Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 ends with a clear path forward to transform the world for women and girls

NAIROBI, Kenya, 14 November 2019 - The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 concluded today in the Kenyan capital, with partners making bold commitments to transform the world by ending all maternal deaths,... Read more

24 October 2019

India Gears Up For The Nairobi Summit

“India does not believe that population should be managed through force or forcible measures. Yet, managing population is important for our development. We hope that people will realise the... Read more

22 October 2019

Onward to Nairobi: Youth Participants Exchange Ideas Ahead Of The Summit

  Ms Tahreen Chaudhury works to protect the rights and dignity of refugees in India. She feels all women, including refugee women, should be guaranteed reproductive health and rights. Originally from... Read more