12 October 2017
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Priyanka Singh (second from right) and her friends discuss their advocacy against child marriage with UNFPA District Officer Bhav Nath Jha. © UNFPA NepalSC
RAUTAHAT, Nepal – Flooding in southern Nepal this August affected over a million people, displacing tens of thousands. The destruction was widespread in Rautahat District, where 20-year-old Priyanka Singh lives. Despite... Read more
10 February 2017
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Photographer Vincent Tremeau traveled to communities in Nepal and Iraq where girls face a heightened risk of child marriage. He asked what they want to be when they grow up. Punita, 14, wants to be a teacher. © Vincent Tremeau
UNITED NATIONS, New York/KAPILVASTU, Nepal/ERBIL, Iraq – “I’ve been married for five years – since I was 12 – but I haven’t gone to live with my husband yet,” said Rupali Kurmi, from Kapilvastu district, in Nepal. “That... Read more
14 December 2016
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These 10 New Year's resolutions are inspired by real people who are making positive, lasting change. Based on photo by UNFPA Zimbabwe/Nikita Little
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Tragedies have been dominating the headlines. War and persecution achieved a terrible new milestone this year: More people are displaced from their homes than ever before in human history, the... Read more
25 November 2016
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Raneem Abras, 16, calls for an end to child marriage. © UNFPA Lebanon/Sima Diab
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Violence against women and girls is one of the world’s most pervasive human rights abuses. But a global chorus of voices is calling for change. Today is the start of an international campaign... Read more
22 April 2016
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RASUWA, Nepal – Three days after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated Nepal on 25 April, 2015, forced her to leave her damaged home, Sabina Rimal, age 25, received an unexpected email. It was an email that ended... Read more
13 April 2016
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DHARAN, Nepal – When Rita Devi Chaudhary gave birth to her first child, at age 23, a small fistula that had caused her mild discomfort since age 10 tore into a much larger injury. As a result, like many of the 2 million... Read more
3 March 2016
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KATHMANDU VALLEY, Nepal – “I was unaware of the fact that young people have the right to decide freely on matters related to their sexuality and that sexual and reproductive rights are basic human rights,” said Barun... Read more
24 September 2015
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Sharmila Dangol, 35, and her husband, Bhakta Dangol, 34, encourage other couples to learn about family planning. "Family planning helps reduce poverty and is a key to prosperity,” said Ms. Dangol. © UNFPA Nepal/Santosh Chhetri
The 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly is currently underway in New York. This meeting of the world's leaders will see the adoption of a new set of global goals – the Sustainable Development Goals –... Read more
23 July 2015
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"I felt I had a responsibility to the earthquake survivors,” said Janak BK, here with another young responder and earthquake survivors in Sindhuli District. © UNFPA Nepal
SINDHULI, Nepal – Millions are still reeling from the massive earthquake that rocked Nepal in April. Over 8,600 people were killed, over 100,000 were injured, and tens of thousands are now homeless. Yet amid the... Read more
15 June 2015
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Nangsal Tamang, Kalpana Tamang, and Dawa Deki Tamang, all from Hakku Village, receive care at a mobile reproductive health camp in Rasuwa District. © UNFPA Nepal
RASUWA DISTRICT, Nepal – Ishwari Dangol spent 12 hours trying to pull her seven-year-old son from the rubble of Nepal’s massive April earthquake. She was seven months pregnant at the time, and has since struggled to... Read more

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