Engaging Indonesian youth as development partners

Indonesia with its high proportion of youth, home to 66 million young people between the ages of 10 and 24 years, will soon be in an unprecedented position to harness its demographic dividend and accelerate economic progress. Read

Granting Indonesian youth access to reproductive health rights

Nindya (not her real name) got pregnant when she was 15 years old and was still in her first year at a high school in Bandung, West Java.

“My boyfriend told me to drink grated young pineapple mixed with soda drinks and arak [homemade distilled alcohol] in order to terminate my pregnancy,” she recalled, adding that she also drank large amounts of herbal medicines to abort the fetus. Read

UNFPA mourns passing of Executive Director

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 5 June 2017—With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home last night.  He was 68 years old.

Family Planning in Universal Health Coverage

Speech by UNFPA RepresentativeRound Table Policy Discussion – Family Planning in Universal Health CoverageMonday 29 May 2017, BKKBN Read

Universal access to sexual and reproductive health—the key to gender equality


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


Strategic Partnership with Muslim Religious Leaders In Family Planning

Speech of the UNFPA Representative At the Opening Ceremony of SSTC Training on Strategic Partnership with Muslim Religious Leaders In Family Planning Yogyakarta, 25 April 2017

Gender Equality, Youth Empowerment and Sexual & Reproductive Health: Essential to Strengthening Sustainable Development

JAKARTA, Indonesia - 20 April 2017: Yoriko Yasukawa, UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Director, used a four-day visit to Jakarta to attend the 2017 ASEAN-UN High-Level Meeting and to strengthen ties with the Indonesian Government, development partners and other stakeholders on issues critical to sustainable development and at the heart of UNFPA’s mandate: Sexual and reproductive health (SRH), family planning, gender equality and youth empowerment.  Read

As ASEAN marks a half-century, it can help lead the way to Planet 50-50 by 2030

JAKARTA, Indonesia, 18 April 2017: As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations approaches its 50th anniversary this year, a momentous milestone, the region is at a crossroads more than ever on several fronts, including the rights, health and wellbeing of millions of women and girls. Read

28 Juta Perempuan Mengalami Kekerasan

KOMPAS: JAKARTA, Indonesia: 31 Maret 2017 — Satu dari tiga perempuan Indonesia berusia 15­-64 tahun atau sekitar 28 juta orang pernah mengalami kekerasan fisik atau kekerasan seksual oleh pasangan dan selain pasangannya. Dalam satu tahun terakhir, 8,2 juta perempuan atau 9,4 persen mengalami kekerasan fisik dan seksual. Demikian hasil Survei Pengalaman Hidup Perempuan Nasional (SPHPN) 2016 yang dilakukan Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS).  Read

Survey finds widespread violence against women

The Jakarta Post   JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 31, 2017: A nationwide survey has revealed that at least one third of women in the country have experienced violence in their lives, inflicted mostly by their spouses and those who are closest to them. Read