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Maintaining Dignity During Menstruation

Sunday, 29 May 2022, 7:49 pm | UNFPA Asia and the Pacific

The Regional Director for the United Nations Population Fund for Asia and the Pacific, Björn Andersson , says investments in menstrual health and comprehensive sexuality education will remove taboos and put sustainable solutions in the hands of people ... More >>

Nearly Half Of All Pregnancies Are Unintended—a Global Crisis, Says New UNFPA Report

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 7:13 am | UNFPA Asia and the Pacific

War, humanitarian emergencies create conditions for unintended pregnancies to climb further [NEW YORK, 30 March 2022] — Nearly half of all pregnancies, totalling 121 million each year throughout the world, are unintended. For the women and girls affected, ... More >>

Gender Equality And Women’s Empowerment Today For A Sustainable Tomorrow

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 6:20 am | UNFPA Asia and the Pacific

As the world continues to battle and recover from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and governments look to institute policies to build back better and greener, we are at the same time affected by another global crisis – climate change – and the ... More >>

Regional Study Identifies Data Gaps For Persons With Disabilities In Asia And The Pacific

Wednesday, 16 February 2022, 6:20 am | UNFPA Asia and the Pacific

Bangkok, Thailand, 15 February 2022 : The UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office and the CBM Global Inclusion Advisory Group released a report that underscores shortcomings in national capacities across the Asia-Pacific region to identify and support persons ... More >>

Do You Own Your Own Body? For Millions Of Women In Asia-Pacific And Globally, The Answer Is No

Friday, 21 May 2021, 5:57 am | UNFPA Asia and the Pacific

BANGKOK, 20 May 2021 - Nearly half of women in 57 countries, including several in the Asia-Pacific region, are denied the right to decide whether or not to have sex with their partners, use contraception or seek health care – egregious violations ... More >>