Reference Materials for Teachers on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

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

FGM in Indonesia: Discussions From a Social-Cultural and Health Perspective

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

Sharing Family Planning and Reproductive Health Lessons From the Philippines

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

Keeping Our Youth Healthy and Happy With Unala

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

Engaging Men and Boys in Papua to End Gender-Based Violence and Promote Sexual and Reproductive Health

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

UNFPA Indonesia Special Event for World Population Day 2015: Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies

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

Protecting the Most Vulnerable, Ensuring Reproductive Health Needs Are Not Neglected

“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.

From Tsunami Victim to Midwife Hero

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

Responding to the state of midwifery in Indonesia

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

Investment in midwifery can save millions of lives of women and newborns

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