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10 July 2019
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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the world’s blueprint for a better future for all on a healthy planet.  On World Population Day, we recognize that this mission is closely interrelated... Read more
10 July 2019
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Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity? Expand contraceptive choice. Her life. Her choice. Our future.   Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether,... Read more
17 June 2019
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KAPILVASTU — When she was 14, Srijana Kurmi convinced her parents, who had started looking into finding a husband for her, to wait. She stayed in school until the 10th grade. A year ago, aged 20, she... Read more
28 May 2019
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BAITADI — When he began teaching comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) a few years ago, Dhan Bahadur Mahara, the vice principal of Gyaneswor Secondary School, was embarrassed even by the thought of... Read more
20 May 2019
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“My hands started trembling the moment the roof of our house was blown away. I ran towards my neighbor’s house to save myself,” says Jagga Majhi, who is six months pregnant. The 17-year-old spent... Read more
20 May 2019
Statement
Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem Shame, isolation and segregation are among the indignities faced by the hundreds of thousands of women and girls worldwide who suffer from ... Read more
15 May 2019
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem Human rights are inherent to all human beings, and every person, without distinction, is entitled to a life free from violence, persecution,... Read more
5 May 2019
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem  Midwives are public health heroes, ensuring that a woman can have a healthy pregnancy, safe childbirth and essential care for her newborn –... Read more
16 April 2019
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Local volunteers show Nepali families the benefits of voluntary family planning. ©UNFPA Nepal
KAPILVASTU – Wearing her volunteer's uniform, a sky-blue sari, Kaushalya Pasi patiently addresses a group of women sitting around her at a village health post in Nepal's Terai region, the western... Read more
15 April 2019
Press Release
KATHMANDU: The global reproductive rights movement that began in the 1960s transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of women, empowering them to govern their own bodies and shape their own... Read more

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