BAITADI — Whenever parents take a cheena (a birth chart made as per the Hindu astrological calendar) of their children to Dev Dutta Bhatta, at first glance the astrologer-cum-priest makes sure he has... Read more
To eradicate poverty – like any other goal to improve the human condition – we need to fully understand the world’s demographics.
Poor countries with burgeoning youth populations may find it... Read more
“Is anyone out there even thinking of improving our lives?” asks Susmita, a teenager from Odisha, India.
Susmita has never gone to school. She tends the few animals her family owns and attends to... Read more
KATHMANDU, 19 August 2016 — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has prepositioned life-saving Reproductive Health (RH) Kits and Dignity Kits in Kathmandu, three regions and 16 districts of... Read more
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, celebrates International Youth Day by reaffirming and recognizing the central role of young people in promoting the well-being of their families,... Read more
KATHMANDU – Gender-based violence (GBV) remains an unresolved issue, both globally and in Nepal. Due to harmful societal norms and unequal power relations, women, men and third gender can be victims... Read more
Nepal’s aspiration to become a middle-income country and to attain the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 rests on how much it will invest in its young people, including teenage girls, which is... Read more
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has been promoting adolescent girls’ empowerment and participation to advance their rights to health, education and employment in Nepal. In coordination... Read more
“Now I have the courage to speak out and fight against the violence and discrimination that started right after my marriage and continued for years.”
Saraswoti Giri (name changed to protect her... Read more
Women and girls in Nepal are still suffering from obstetric fistula, a health condition that is preventable and in most cases treatable. Obstetric fistula, a hole in the birth canal, is one of the... Read more