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24 June 2022
The picture highlights the statement from UNFPA on new restrictions to access to abortion.

UNFPA statement on the global implications of new restrictions to access to abortion

Whether abortion is legal or not, it happens all too often. Data show that restricting access to abortion does not prevent people from seeking abortion, it simply makes it more deadly. As UNFPA’s... Read more

10 June 2022
Press Release
Picture depicts the Visiting Norwegian State Secretary at the Patan Hospital OCMC

Norwegian State Secretary reaffirms commitment to support UNFPA’s efforts to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights, and end gender-based violence in Nepal

Thursday, 09 June 2022, Kathmandu, Nepal: The visiting Norwegian State Secretary (International Development) Hon. Bjørg Sandkjær reaffirmed the committment of the Government of Norway to support... Read more

25 November 2021

Commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Kathmandu, 25 November 2020— Survivors of gender-based violence and gender rights activist in Nepal have called for inclusive approaches and comprehensive reforms to eliminate gender-based violence... Read more

24 November 2021

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

11 October 2021

Let's close the gender power gap for girls

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

8 October 2021

A simple solution to fend off child marriage amid COVID-19 in Nepal

Distraught, Bidhya Sahani had to leave school after the seventh grade in southern Nepal’s Kapilvastu district along the border of India. Her family was struggling financially and needed more help... Read more

5 October 2021

Eager to get into action to improve maternal health, Nepal midwives await govt’s recruitment plan

KATHMANDU — “It was one of the happiest moments of my life,” says Prasansha Budha Lama, recalling the day when she passed the first licensing exam of professional midwives conducted by the Government... Read more

5 October 2021

Women-led grassroots organizations bring critical relief to women amid pandemic

GHALETOLE, Siraha – The COVID-19 pandemic has brought misfortune to millions around the world. And for many women, like 21-year-old Rama Mahato*, of Ghaletole in Siraha, Province 2, it came with a... Read more

17 August 2021

'There are more challenges added every year because of climate change'

Manisha Pantha is a Nurse and Training Course Material Specialist in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response (DPER) division at National Society for Earthquake Technology Nepal (NSET). She works... Read more

2 August 2021
Press Release

UNFPA delivers 800 units of oxygen cylinders to the Government of Nepal

KATHMANDU: The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) continues its humanitarian support to Nepal’s COVID-19 pandemic response by providing additional lifesaving supplies. UNFPA Deputy Representative... Read more