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10 April 2019

Unfinished Business: the pursuit of rights and choices for all

The UNFPA Representative in Sri Lanka and Country Director in the Maldives, Ms. Ritsu Nacken, takes a look at what's changed for the better in the Maldives on the occasion of the SWOP 2019 launch. She shares the...

23 October 2018

Youth for Peace: how young Maldivians are contributing to peace and security

UNFPA supports young people’s participation in peace building discussions to enhance their voice and participation in providing solutions to social challenges including peace and security at all levels. They come from all parts of Maldives to attend the 2018 National Youth Advocacy Summit held in Male’. The event is hosted by

18 February 2018

Maldivian Women say #MeToo

Despite the achievements in addressing gender inequalities in the Maldives, situations related to women’s rights have worsened in the past 10 years affecting reproductive health and rights, empowerment and access to the labor market. This is valid in some of the most remote atoll-islands but also in bigger cities like Male’



Not so long ago, most people had large families: five children, on average. Where once...
Marking International Youth Day 2018, UNFPA and the National Bureau of Statistics...

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