Engaging Indonesian youth as development partners

14-Jun-2017
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

07-Jun-2017
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

05-Jun-2017
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.
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Family Planning in Universal Health Coverage

29-May-2017
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

05-May-2017

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

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Strategic Partnership with Muslim Religious Leaders In Family Planning

25-Apr-2017
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
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Gender Equality, Youth Empowerment and Sexual & Reproductive Health: Essential to Strengthening Sustainable Development

20-Apr-2017
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

18-Apr-2017
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

31-Mar-2017
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

31-Mar-2017
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
 

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