Rights-based Family Planning is at the heart of population building for long-term economic growth and sustainable development

JAKARTA, Indonesia; 31 July 2017: At the World Population Day 2017 commemoration, speakers stressed that rights-based FP is needed for population development that enhance the wellbeing of families and communities and their productivity in order to boost the country’s competitiveness, secure continued economic growth and ensure development sustainability. Read

Ensuring availability of quality data to boost youth role in development

JAKARTA, Indonesia-20 July 2017: ASEAN countries have relatively large young people population. Equipping the age group with good education, knowledge, life skill empowerment and opportunities is a top development priority so they can be a resourceful force for development Read

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

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

Investing in teenage girls helps unleash their full potential for development

JAKARTA, Indonesia, 22 August 2016: Education, family and the media are strategic entry points not optimally utilized to empower teenage girls and boys to make life choices that allow them to enjoy good health and wellbeing, pursue higher education, join work force and have a career, said expert speakers at the commemoration of World Population Day 2016. Read

Sexual Health in East Asia: It's a Matter of Life and Death

As a Japanese citizen, I read with great interest the speech US President Barack Obama gave during his recent historic visit to Hiroshima, and one sentence struck me like no other: “Those who died, they are like us.” Read

Investing in Women, Girls Pays Dividends

When investing in women and girls, everybody wins. That is the resounding message expected to come out of the Danish capital this week when Copenhagen hosts the largest international conference on women’s and girls’ rights, health and well-being yet to be held this millennium.  Read

Signing Country Programme Action Plan of Government of Indonesia and UNFPA 2016-2020

Jakarta, 29 March 2016 - “The increase of the budget, however, does not correspond to the increase of health status. Stunting and maternal mortality remain a big problem in Indonesia”, said National Development Planning Minister/Chairperson of Bappenas Sofyan Djalil, during the signing of Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) of Government of Indonesia and UNFPA 2016-2020 on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 in Jakarta.

Are you UNFPA's next YAP member?

UNFPA Indonesia is looking for the next batch of talented Indonesians to join their volunteer Youth Advisory Panel for the 2016-2018 period – to help collaborate, promote and strengthen youth participation and young people’s rights in line with UNFPA’s programme and activities.

Uncovering the Bigger Picture of Violence Against Women in Indonesia

Ruth* was in her 30s when her husband first started physically and sexually assaulting her. As the domestic abuse continued over the years, the mother-of-two tried but failed to get help.  She reported the violence to the police but they just told her to try and solve the problem with her husband.  Read

How a Wife’s Tiny Food Shop Brought Financial Freedom and Escape from Domestic Violence

In Indonesia, reported cases of domestic violence have dramatically increased over the past few years, with reported figures more than doubling from 2010 to 2014. That’s partly because women are speaking up more to report violence, according to the country’s National Commission on Violence Against Women. Read