You are here


21 February 2022

UNFPA supports population and housing census in Kyrgyzstan

Osh, Kyrgyz Republic - UNFPA and the National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic completed a three-day training seminar in February to prepare enumerators for the national population and... Read more

14 February 2022

“I will fight against early marriage with all my strength”

Van, TURKEY - “A lot of girls who get married at an early age don’t go to school and they don’t receive enough information about their health,” said Helin İnce, a young woman, from Karlıyamaç village... Read more

8 February 2022
A woman stands in front of two flags

Police training in Georgia improves response to violence against women

When they interviewed her, the 17-year-old girl was sitting in an armchair, not making eye contact with anyone, recalled Detective Gvantsa Gogava, who investigates domestic violence against juveniles... Read more

7 February 2022

Azerbaijan: when families choose boys

BAKU, Azerbaijan — Son preference is not a myth: in many countries, parents will go to great lengths to make sure they have at least one son. Yet this comes at a significant cost – to families,... Read more

1 February 2022

UNFPA assists pregnant women fleeing Batken conflict in Kyrgyzstan

“I was afraid and panicked when our houses were attacked,” said Ainura, a pregnant woman from Batken, a region in south-west Kyrgyzstan. Following violent clashes between Kyrgyz and Tajik armed... Read more

28 January 2022

Providing support for day-to-day tasks most effective in reducing loneliness in older people, new UNFPA study finds

ISTANBUL/LONDON, 28 January 2022 – Providing tangible support to older people for carrying out day-to-day tasks like grocery shopping is essential for addressing loneliness, according to a new survey... Read more

23 December 2021

Newly formed regional alliance charts way forward for ending cervical cancer in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Istanbul - The first meeting of a new regional forum on cervical cancer prevention in Eastern Europe and Central Asia was held online on 14 December. “This forum is an important opportunity for... Read more

13 December 2021

New partnership between UNFPA and Roche Diagnostics to prevent cervical cancer

Istanbul, November 2021 - UNFPA’s Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia and Roche Diagnostics Turkey, Central Asia and Caucasian Countries Management Center are joining forces to... Read more

3 December 2021

Reclaiming bodily autonomy for persons with disabilities in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN Kazakhstan – “All women, regardless of disability, have the right to decide whether to have a child, how many children to have, and how often,” said Lyazzat Kaltayeva, Chairperson of the... Read more

2 December 2021

Decade of Demographic Resilience to galvanize action for countries to thrive amid population shifts

SOFIA, 2 December 2021 – A Decade of Demographic Resilience was launched today at the Ministerial Conference on “Shaping Europe’s Demographic Future”, organized by the Government of Bulgaria and... Read more