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International Day of the Midwife 2014

In 2014 the International Day of the Midwife engages stakeholders across the world with local activities of midwives associations as well as a virtual campaign advocating for investment in midwives and midwifery globally resulting in the wellbeing of mothers and newborns. For More Visit www.internationalmidwives.org .. Read More

World Summit Commits to Universal Access to Reproductive Health by 2015

World Summit Commits to Universal Access to Reproductive Health by 2015 Largest-Ever Gathering of Leaders Resolves to End Gender Discrimination; Declares “Progress for Women is Progress for All” UNITED NATIONS, New York, 19 September—World leaders resolved to achieve universal access to reproductive health by 2015, promote gender equality and end discrimination against women, as they ended their three-day 2005 World Summit on 19 September at UN Head Quarter in New .. Read More

The world’s 7 billionth baby in Bangladesh

Oishee, the 7 billionth baby It was 12:01am of 31 October when the newborn cried out making her presence known to the world. UNFPA and Government of Bangladesh celebrated the arrival of the 7 billionth global citizen on 31 October 2011 (the Day of the 7 Billion) when the United Nations projected world population would surpass 7 billion. Parliamentarians, government officials and representatives from UNFPA and civil society congratulated MohsinHossain and TonnyHossain, the parents .. Read More

New study reveals that men with negative attitudes towards women are more likely to use violence

A new study has found that Bangladeshi men who have preconceived negative attitudes towards women are more likely to use violence against women and their surrounding community members. The study, carried out by icddr,b as part of the Change Project coordinated by Partners for Prevention and funded by UNFPA Bangladesh, was the first of its kind conducted in the country to attempt to better understand men’s attitudes and practices regarding gender and violence against women. Preliminary f .. Read More

UNFPA New Country Programme (8th CP) approved:

UNFPA 8th Country Programme of Assistance (2012-2016) for Bangladesh amounting $ 70 million, out of which 40 million come from regular resources and 30 million needs to be mobilized from other resources, was approved by the executive board of UNFPA in September 2011. The size of programme has been increased by 75% from the previous programme worth $40.50 million.  The 8th Country Programme is based on the situation analysis, the programme evaluation, and theUnited Nations Development .. Read More

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