Representatives from the Government, UN agencies, and religious, community and youth-led organizations recently came together to discuss the importance of providing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education in Indonesia. Read
Sharing experiences, good practices and identifying the challenges and opportunities to eliminate female genital mutilation and cutting in Indonesia were some of the main issues addressed during an international seminar hosted by UNFPA Indonesia in Jakarta on Thursday. Read
Observing the best practices on decentralization, family planning and reproductive health programmes in the Philippines was the primary objective of an Indonesian delegation’s visit to the country in late August. Read
For decades Indonesia was considered a pioneer in family planning and reproductive health. Large-scale initiatives funded by the government and supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) assisted women and families managing their health long before a worldwide movement was established in the 1990s. Read
A pilot initiative to engage men and boys in Papua on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) issues and on the prevention of gender-based violence (GBV) was launched in Jayapura on Wednesday by UNFPA Indonesia. Read
To commemorate World Population Day 2015, UNFPA Indonesia will host a national seminar and press conference in line with this year’s theme “Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies”. The event will address how the Government of Indonesia can improve measures to reduce and prevent the vulnerability of women, girls and youth in emergency situations. Read
“How far along are you?” a midwife asks a pregnant woman, making a hand gesture over her stomach.
Without saying anything, the expectant mother puts up one hand.
“Five months,” repeats the aid worker, holding up her own hand in unison.
The woman nods. Read
The morning of 26 December, 2004, started out like any other regular Sunday for Nur Asiah. The mother-of-two was up early completing her chores, washing clothes in the outside bathroom of her parent-in-law’s house in a coastal village in the district of Aceh Jaya. Read
Every year, midwives across Indonesia respond to about 4.7 million births, more than half of them in rural settings. These committed professionals, all of them women, overcome challenges of geography, resources and staffing to provide the best possible care to mothers and their children. Read
Jakarta, 8 September 2014
- The Indonesian Midwives Association (IBI), together with UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today held a national workshop to locally share the report on challenges on global midwifery services, education, regulation, and conditions. Read