In remote districts of Nepal like Rukum, women have little say in family planning. With the help of UNFPA, the UN agency for reproductive health and rights, in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Population and local partners, one woman is making choices about her future and family.

According to the NDHS 2016, 24 percent married women of reproductive age have the unmet need for family planning services. This is even higher among married young women aged between 15-19 years (32 percent). 


Reproductive health services, including family planning, are crucial for women and girls in humanitarian crises like the Nepal earthquake. This video features voices of a woman from Sindhuli district of Nepal affected by the devastating earthquake on April 25, 2015 to justify the importance of family planning in humanitarian crisis. It is about how disasters prevent the needy women (like Tanka Kumari of Nepal) and girls from accessing to proper reproductive health and family planning services.

Following the earthquake, many women and girls in Nepal were forced to discontinue the use of contraceptives. Such situation has a long-term impact on women’s health.

Because family planning is a significant investment to promote human capital development, combat poverty and harness a demographic dividend, we must energize the momentum around the critical need for family planning commitments to be made, renewed and delivered.

Family planning empowers women to have children by choice, not by chance!


This inter-generational dialogue will be hosted to reflect on global and national efforts around the need to invest in young people, share experiences and hear directly from stakeholders. The event will provide an opportunity for young people to engage in a dialogue with key stakeholders including policy makers, media, academia, and civil society


UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is working with the Government of Nepal to end and prevent obstetric fistula, support surgeries and provide capacity building to health institutions and service providers. One of the most serious injuries of childbearing, obstetric fistula is a hole in the birth canal, caused by prolonged, obstructed labor due to lack of timely and adequate medical care, early or closely spaced pregnancies.
Obstetric fistula was only officially recognized in Nepal after the launch of UNFPA's Campaign to End Fistula in 2010.


In Nepal, two in five girls aged 20-24 are married before their 18th birthday even though child marriage is against the law. Campaigns against patriarchal social norms and practices are starting to have an impact, but the change is coming too slowly and too late for many.


A performance by members of Dance4Life during International Youth Day celebrations organized by the Ministry of Health and Population in collaboration with the Country Office of United Nations Population Fund in Nepal (UNFPA Nepal) and CDPS/Tribhuvan University. UNFPA Nepal partnered with government and non-government agencies to celebrate the Day in Nepal with the theme — "Investing in Young People".




बालविवाह रोकथाम गर्न खटिरहनुभएका किशोरीकिशोरीहरु के भन्नुहुन्छ ? नेपालमा बालविवाह एउटा समस्याको रूपमा रहेको छ । नेपाल जनसाङ्ख्यिक स्वास्थ्य सर्वेक्षण २०६८ का अनुसार ४० प्रतिशत अर्थात् १३ लाख किशोरी १९ वर्ष नपुग्दै विवाह हुने गरेको छ भने तीमध्ये करिब साढे ५ लाख किशोरीहरु त १९ वर्ष अगावै आमा बन्ने गरेका छन्। 
In this video, the adolescent girls explain how they are fighting against child marriage in their communities, what they think about this harmful practices and why it is the bane of society


The District Health Offices and UNFPA are mobilizing Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs) to ensure that reproductive health services reach the women and girls affected by the earthquake. 
In this video, FCHV Apsara Nepali sheds lights on the problems faced by pregnant women after the devastating earthquake struck Nepal on April 25. She says the services offered in reproductive health camps were much needed.
Providing reproductive health services to the women of reproductive age including pregnant, new mothers and adolescent girls, is one of the responses of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, to the earthquake. UNFPA is organizing reproductive health (RH) camps through its local partners in coordination with the Government of Nepal in the most-affected districts


On 25 April 2015 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. The earthquake affected people in 39 of Nepal’s 75 districts. Overall, some 8 million people were affected by the earthquake, including two million women of reproductive age.
Experience from previous emergencies, including flood responses in Nepal, tell us that pregnancy-related deaths and gender-based violence increase under these circumstances. 
In this video, a lactating mother shares the problems she faced and how reproductive health camps benefit new mothers. It also shows the overall responses of UNFPA to the earthquake.