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Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on International Womens Day, 8 March 2017

Universal access to sexual and reproductive health - the key to gender equality   Gender equality is a human right. Women are entitled to live in dignity and in freedom from want and fear, without discrimination. Gender equality is also vital to sustainable development, peace and security. It’s not just a women’s issue. It’s an issue for all of humanity. Sadly, despite some progress, the world still has a long way to go to achieve full gender equality. T .. Read More

Confronting discrimination and stigmatization to achieve universal access to reproductive health and rights - UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

Confronting discrimination and stigmatization to achieve universal access to reproductive health and rights   Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2016   Today, as we commemorate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we recall its opening words:  All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. This principle is at the heart of the Programme of Action of the Cairo .. Read More

UNFPA and the Bangladesh Police launched Standard Operating Procedures for survivors of gender Based Violence

UNFPA and the Bangladesh Police today launched Standard Operating Procedures which will guide the work of police officers across Bangladesh when dealing with survivors of gender based violence. This guideline will serve as a practical tool for the police to ensure gender-sensitive and effective case management and referral. Mr. AKM Shahidul Haque, the IGP of Bangladesh Police ensured that officers across the country would do their best to prevent gender based violence and respond to cases of .. Read More

Ambassador for Change

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, the Hon Speaker of Parliament, the US Ambassador, the UN Representative Argentina Matavel Piccin and many foreign ambassadors call on you to end gender based violence. We need especially the boys and men of Bangladesh to speak out and prevent violence against girls and women. Become an Ambassador for Change now. #Amb4Change #EndGBV #16Days .. Read More

UNFPA 9th Country Programme Documents Approved

  In September 2016 the Exectuve Board approved the 9th UNFPA Country Programme in Bangladesh. The 9th UNFPA Country Programme in Bangladesh will run from 2017 to 2020. The development of the programme followed and inclusive and participatory method to ensure the needs of the most vulnerable can be met. The programme aims to contribute to the effective implementation of international instruments and commitments in Bangladesh. The strategic priority areas of the 9th Country Programme .. Read More

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