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20 November 2017
Midwives attend to clients in Sindh Province. Midwifery training programmes are empowering women and saving lives. © UNFPA Pakistan

In Pakistan, empowering midwives to empower women

Aashu Tresa, 32, remembers when becoming a mother was a life-or-death proposition. When she was growing up, no one in her rural village, Misree Kolhi... Read more

11 October 2017
Photo: UNFPA

Empower girls: before, during and after crises

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day of the Girl Child

12 July 2017

Just $8.39 per person could give women control over their fertility

By allowing and enabling women to choose whether and how many children to have, family planning gives women power.

28 June 2017
Press Release

Partnerships, empowerment and action: an essential services package to end violence against women and girls in Asia-Pacific

United Nations agencies convene over 100 partners from 12 countries for a landmark regional meeting to respond to gender-based violence

5 June 2017
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA

UNFPA mourns the passing away of Executive Director Dr Babatunde Osotimehin

With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away... Read more

4 November 2014

Estimated 75,000 pregnant women affected by floods in Pakistan

People seek shelter on higher ground after late monsoon rains caused widespread flooding across Pakistan's Punjab region, affecting more than 2.5 million people, including an estimated 75,000... Read more

28 July 2014

UNFPA responds to needs of 36,000 pregnant women displaced in Pakistan

Thousands of displaced families have been living for years in the Jalozai camp in Pakistan's Nowshera District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. At the end of June, military operations in  North Waziristan... Read more