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Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life

  Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin for the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2017:   UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, celebrates the heroic and life-saving work that midwives do every day, often in very trying circumstances. Thanks to midwives, millions of women each year are able to exercise their right to sexual and reproductive health services, including voluntary family planning. These services help ensure wanted, .. Read More

The Importance of Data for Healthier Societies

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare hosted an international conference on Data for Decision Making (D4D) from 1 to 3 April, 2017 on ‘Data for Decision (D4D) in Health’ with the support from European Union, icddr,b, UNICEF, UNFPA, USAID, Vital Strategy of Bloomberg Philanthropies, private sector and other development agencies. One of the objectives of the D4D conference is bringing together government officials from neighbori .. Read More

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

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