UNFPA: Delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted,
every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential fulfilled.


The Dedalamazishvili family in Georgia

17 March 2017

New programme tackles root causes of dangerous gender imbalances

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “I’ve been a priest for 25 years. During this time, I’ve met a lot of families ready to terminate their pregnancy just because of expecting a girl,” said Giorgi Ugrekhelidze, a religious leader in Georgia. “In most cases, men push their wives to make this decision.” A widespread preference for sons

21 December 2016

Putting human rights and gender equality at the centre of family-planning programmes

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – Ensuring human rights and gender equality in the provision of family-planning information and services is key to achieving universal access to reproductive health, one of the essential targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. Representatives of governments, healthcare organisations, and civil society

UNFPA Deputy Regional Director Ian McFarlane

16 December 2016

National ownership, focus on demand key to progress on contraceptive choice

BUCHAREST — Moving towards greater national ownership and financing of family planning programmes and strengthening the focus on demand generation are essential elements for ensuring contraceptive choice in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region, participants said at a regional consultation meeting organized by UNFPA and


Sports and gender equality
Sports and gender equality
Let's change the story - How we can end violence against women in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Let's change the story
Moldovans speak out about ageing
Moldovans speak out about ageing
UNFPA in the Kyrgyz Repbulic
UNFPA in the Kyrgyz Repbulic
Ending violence against women & girls
Ending violence against women & girls


Celebrating the positive changes that have occurred in SRH throughout the European...
A report on gender-biased sex selection in Kosovo (UNSCR 1244)
Regional statistics and key actions to take on violence against women and girls
State of World Population 2016 Regional Supplement
When a girl reaches age 10 in our region, her world is about to change.