21 April 2020
UNFPA and UN Women have distributed more than 1,300 dignity kits containing essential hygiene supplies such as soap and menstrual pads to women living in prisons and quarantine centres. © UNFPA El Salvador
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Hygiene supplies are urgently needed among women in prisons and quarantine centres in El Salvador. Women in prisons in El Salvador are at high risk COVID-19 infection. Living in tight... Read more
3 August 2017
Globally, pregnancy-related complications are the leading cause of death  among girls aged 15 to 19. Photograph by Lucy Tomasino
AHUACHAPÁN, El Salvador – “I could have died the day my son was born,” said Evelyn*, who became pregnant when she was only 13. Her pregnancy was complicated, and she spent most of the time bedridden and in constant... Read more
26 February 2016
SALVADOR, Brazil – Daniela Souza Batista, age 32, was in her third month of pregnancy when she first noticed she had symptoms of Zika virus. It was late spring 2015, early in the Zika outbreak and months before the... Read more
21 September 2015
Joel Barrera began a support group for youth living with HIV, which has transformed into a network for youth to advocate for better care and an end to discrimination. © UNFPA/Walter Sotomayor
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
19 May 2005
SOYAPANGO, El Salvador — "I don’t want to spoil my future by repeating the mistakes my mother made", says 16-year-old Karla. She is attending a workshop in reproductive health for young people at the San Fernando Clinic... Read more