Outlining the Priorities for the Government and UNFPA for the Next Five Years

Jakarta, 29 March 2016 – The Government of Indonesia and the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, signed today the new five-year plan of the agency that aims to promote reproductive health, empower youth, improve gender equality and increase the use and access to accurate data in the country. Read

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.

Step It Up for Gender Equality

For millions of women and girls around the world, gender equality and the full enjoyment of human rights remain elusive. Read

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

UNFPA and BNPB Develop Online Portal to Deliver Real-Time Data from Disasters to Assist With Emergency Responses

An online portal designed to provide real-time access to accurate information from disaster areas during an emergency or crisis has been developed by UNFPA Indonesia together with the National Disaster Management Agency, BNPB, and with population data support from BPS-Statistics Indonesia.  Read

Indonesian Youths Want to Be Heard on Family Planning

Years ago, when Angraini Sari Astuti was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she experienced first-hand how difficult it can be for Indonesian adolescent girls to visit a qualified health professional when they desperately need one. Read

Engaging Religious Leaders in the Family Planning Conversation

Enlisting religious groups in family planning campaigns has been a delicate task, as faith leaders have historically been wary of efforts to limit family size. Read

What Do We Know About Zika?

With the World Health Organization declaring the recent cluster of neurological disorders and neonatal malformations cases as a global health emergency, the United Nations Population Fund and its partners are closely monitoring the situation to underline the potentially adverse effects it has on the health of women and babies. Read

Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation by 2030, Say UNFPA and UNICEF

Female Genital Mutilation is a violent practice, scarring girls for life - endangering their health, depriving them of their rights, and denying them the chance to reach their full potential.   Read