Fathers in Ukraine participate in a series of story-reading sessions with their kids.


Maya does not use modern contraceptives. Her story is not uncommon in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, where 17 million women have an unmet need for modern methods. Find out why this is the case  and how access to modern contraceptives benefits not only individuals like Maya, but entire societies.


Farida Azizova is now a Taekwondo national champion in Azerbaijan. She had to convince her family and neighbors that girls can also do sports and excel.


This video was produced by UNFPA, UN Women, UNDP and UNICEF for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. It was adapted for use in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region based on material originally developed by Our Watch (www.ourwatch.org.au).


UNFPA spoke to residents of Chisinau, the capital city of Moldova, in May 2016 and asked them about their thoughts on ageing, some of which are featured in this short video.


An overview of our work in the Kyrgyz Republic, including key accomplishments over the past five years


How regular screening and treatment can dramatically reduce new cervical cancer cases and deaths


UNFPA-UN Women Joint Global Programme on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence


In Georgia, if parents were to have only one child, 46 per cent would prefer to have a boy. Only 9 per cent would go for a girl. The results of this preference for sons, rooted in gender inequality and patriarchal traditions, can be seen in Georgia's birth statistics -- with far-reaching consequences for the country's development. Watch this short animation from our colleagues at UNFPA Georgia to find out what these consequences are.


United Nations: Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director from UN Population Fund (UNFPA), talks about what role governments and civil society can play to help people achieve good health and well-being.