Empowering girls and young people should be development priority

22-Nov-2016
JAKARTA, 22 November 2016: Promoting health, education and empowerment of girls and young people should be development priority, said population observers at a National Seminar, entitled Strengthening Population Control and FP Institution to Ensure Sustainable Development and National Resilience and the Launch of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) State of World Population Report 2016. They stressed the need to strengthen young people’s resourcefulness for their own future and secure their contribution to overall sustainable development and national resilience, including in times of disaster.  Read

Placing development priority on 10-year old girls will benefit national development.

16-Nov-2016
JAKARTA, 15 November 2016: At today’s social media campaign, Deputy for Population Control Management of the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN), Wendy Hartanto, said that greater attention should be given to ensuring the health, wellbeing and empowerment of girls aged 10 year old to build their potential. Read

FGM/C is against women’s rights and has no ground in Islamic teachings.

03-Nov-2016
BATAM, November 3 2016: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is a violation against women’s rights that has no basis in the Qur’an and the Haddith, according to Prof. Nasaruddin Umar, Grand Imam of the Istiqlal Mosque. A comprehensive cross sectoral approach is required to end the practice that preserve gender inequality. Read

Bridging Leadership Programme: Enhancing Family Planning and Reproductive Health in Bantul District

07-Oct-2016
“It was really sad. It should not happen”, said Dr. Budi Nur Rokhmah of Bantul District Health Office after watching a video of Tini, a young woman who died  giving birth to her child.  Tini died because her husband was late getting her to the closest hospital. The hospital also refused to treat her as her husband could not pay the down payment fees. “The case is an example of lack of ability and means to immediately access maternal health services. It also shows that planning for safe motherhood, including the support from the community, was inadequate,” added Dr. Nur Rokhmah. Read

Welcome Speech of the UNFPA Representative at International Training on Comprehensive, Rights-based FP & FP Bridging Leadership Training

03-Oct-2016
“Access to modern contraception saves and transforms women’s lives. It transforms their families and communities, too. Family planning is one of the best investments countries can make for women’s empowerment, gender equality and economic prosperity.” Read