Ensuring reproductive rights for all


25 November 2017

Commit to ending gender-based violence by 2030: UNFPA Executive Director

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November 2017 Rohingya refugees fleeing into Bangladesh have reported horrific stories of sexual violence. One woman, Shakila*, said she was raped after being forced to watch the murder of her

Despite her unplanned pregnancy, 'Fern' is determined to get to university. © UNFPA / Ruth Carr

17 October 2017

Mothers too young: how inequality fuels adolescent pregnancy in Thailand

Bangkok “I had plans for my life, but since I got pregnant I had to plan for my life in a different way. If I knew this was going to happen, I would have just focused on my studies. I would not have bothered with that guy.” Sitting cross-legged on a wide and tiled balcony, Fern’s eyes are downcast. Dressed in a loose-fitting

The State of World Population 2017: Worlds Apart: Reproductive Health and Rights in an Age of Inequality

17 October 2017

“Worlds Apart: Reproductive Health and Rights in an Age of Inequality.”

The State of World Population 2017   Unchecked inequality, failure to protect the rights of poorest women could threaten unrest, undermine peace and world’s development goals, new UNFPA report warns   Only about half of the world’s women hold paid jobs Globally, women earn 77 per cent of what men get Three in five women

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