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Too Young to Wed: Indian Girls Say No to Child Marriage

<p>RAJASTHAN, India – Laali Bairwa, 15, isn't sure just yet what she wants to be when she grows up. But she, like her classmates in a rural part of Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan, is certain she…

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H.R.H. The Crown Princess of Sweden Discusses Maternal Health, Gender Equality and Youth During Visit to UNFPA HQ

NEW YORK — H.R.H. The Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden visited the UNFPA Headquarters in early October, where she received a comprehensive briefing on key areas of UNFPA's mandate.

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Giving birth in the DRC – in pictures

<p>Panos photographer Sven Torfinn was in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to document the work done looking after mothers and their babies at health centres and hospitals supported by H4+.</p>

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Towards Ending Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) — UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, together with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura,…

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UNFPA Moves to Promote Condom Use Among Malawi Youth

<p>BLANTYRE, Malawi — In Malawi, the United Nations Population Fund and Malawi government have launched the first ever national HIV/AIDS prevention drive that seeks to promote and increase condom use among youths…

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A First Birthday Far Away from Home

CYBER CITY, Jordan — Giggling, playing and uttering his first words "mama" and "papa", Abdullah just turned one. Born as a Syrian refugee in Jordan last year, his parents had hoped to return to their…

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Equality, Quality, Accountability: Experts Highlight Priorities for Women’s Health

MEXICO CITY — Experts participating in a key meeting on women’s health in Mexico have put forward their recommendations for the future development agenda, centred on the need for equality, quality and accountability in…

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Harnessing Africa's Demographic Dividend

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Representatives from 52 African countries, UN agencies, civil society, and youth organizations are gathered at the Regional Conference on Population and Development Beyond 2014 to review the…

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Experts Review Advances, Challenges for Women’s Health Globally

MEXICO CITY — The expert meeting on women’s health is the third and last in a series of thematic discussions aiming to supplement the review process of the International Conference on Population and Development and…

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