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13 January 2022
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Reaping India’s demographic dividend

India has a unique opportunity to develop and grow richer before ageing sets in   A nation’s growth requires the productive contribution of all segments of society, particularly the children and the... Read more

13 January 2022
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A fresh start for women sanitation workers in India

PATNA, India – "When we wear our uniforms, people recognize us and we feel a sense of pride. They say –  just look at what these women have achieved and the work they are doing... they have left the... Read more

31 December 2021
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In NFHS report card, the good, the sober, the future

Op-ed by Sriram Haridass The health system in India has been facing unprecedented stress during the COVID-19 pandemic which includes the looming Omicron threat now on the horizon. Against this... Read more

9 December 2021
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A push against toxic masculinity; Engaging men and boys to take responsibility should be critical part of initiatives to end violence against women

As we observe the “16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” with the theme ‘End Violence Against Women Now’, we do so against the sobering backdrop of the latest global estimates that one... Read more

1 December 2021
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Pandemics will thrive as long as inequalities do

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day 2021   As the world embarks on a third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot forget that we are also on the cusp of the... Read more

25 November 2021
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Day to End Violence against Women

Violence in the online world is real. It is also wrong, and it must be stopped. It may seem like the online world is safe for women and girls. What could possibly happen, at home or in school or in... Read more

21 October 2021
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Why pregnant mothers’ mental wellbeing needs to be given priority

In April 2021, Deepa Goel (name changed on request), a 33-year-old homemaker in Delhi and mother to a healthy baby boy came close to committing suicide barely three months after his birth. Two weeks... Read more

12 October 2021
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Sex ratio at birth in India: Recent trends and patterns

The sex ratio at birth (SRB) in India has become more masculine in the recent decades. The imbalance in sex ratios stems from strong son preference combined with declining fertility, and the... Read more

11 October 2021
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UNFPA Statement on the International Day of the Girl 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Day of the Girl 11 October     Girls are born with power. Every girl has within her possibilities that should flourish as she... Read more

10 October 2021
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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

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