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20 July 2020
Press Release

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, YuWaah and UN agencies join hands for empowering young people in India

New Delhi, July 20, 2020: Driven by its mission to deliver meaningful engagement for young people, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MoYAS) and YuWaah (Generation Unlimited India) together... Read more

17 July 2020

Because she counts

By Argentina Matavel Piccin We begin the decade of action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) this year in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a massive... Read more

10 July 2020

Ensuring maternal healthcare during a pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis has taken a staggering toll worldwide. As countries are under lockdown and health systems are struggling to cope, sexual and reproductive health services continue to be affected... Read more

30 June 2020

State of World Population 2020

Every day, tens of thousands of girls have their health, rights and futures stolen. Some are subjected to female genital mutilation. Some are forced into “marriages” as children, and still others are... Read more

30 June 2020

Her stories: How girls in India are turning to education instead of child marriage

Many parents in India think child marriage is good for the whole family. They are influenced by economic pressures and social norms that place lower value on girls. But the reality is that child... Read more

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