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

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

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

Indonesia has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus

JAKARTA, 19 May 2016 – Today, Indonesia is declared as having eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA congratulate the Government of Indonesia for this major achieve as the country has significantly reduced this unacceptable inequity in immunization despite the challenges the country has in providing services in thousands of its islands. 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

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

Boost Access, Quality of Reproductive Health Services for Youth in Asia-Pacific, Says UNFPA Report

A new report from UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, finds that more of the nearly one billion young people between 15 and 24 in the Asia and Pacific region are having sex before marriage than ever before, yet many face a dangerous dearth of information on sexual and reproductive health, and lack the critical life-skills needed to manage safe, consensual sexual relationships. Read

Teen marriage: Stolen dreams & futures

No girl should be robbed of her childhood, education, health and aspirations. Yet today millions of girls are denied their rights each year when they are married young — UN Women. Indonesian girls are no exception. Millions of young girls in Indonesia are married before they celebrate their 18th birthday.  Read

Youth Decide, Unala Provide

Learning the basics of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) from a Hollywood film might not seem like the most conventional way to access facts about your body, but for some young Indonesians, this is just one of the options they are left with to access information about their health.

A Comprehensive SRH Model for All Youth

The second stage of Unala – the private sector-led sexual and reproductive health services model for youth implemented by UNFPA – was unveiled in Yogyakarta on Friday.  Read

Finalizing The Country Programme Action Plan

UNFPA Indonesia in collaboration with the National Development Planning Board, Bappenas, organized a Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) Entry Meeting in Jakarta on Tuesday, 6 October.  Read