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15 March 2022

Partnerships to Accelerate Progress: UNFPA’s 7th Country Programme

UNFPA’s 7th Country Programme (CP7) of Assistance heralding a new era of partnerships and opportunities for progress has been initiated to run from 2022-2026, approved by the Executive Board on... Read more

13 October 2021

Inauguration of the Reproductive Health Centre at Hulhumale’ Hospital

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency has partnered with the Hulhumale’ Hospital to establish a one stop centre to provide comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (SRH... Read more

11 October 2021
International Day of the Girl 2021: Connecting young women activists through the digital space

International Day of the Girl 2021: Connecting young women activists through the digital space

On this International Day of the Girl, we remind ourselves of the progress achieved to advance girls’ participation by removing the barriers that limit the full potential of girls in contributing to... Read more

2 September 2021
UNFPA participates in the American Center panel discussion on the U.S Women’s equality day held in the Maldives

Bodily autonomy and the role of women in the Maldives: the haves and have nots

UNFPA participates in the American Center panel discussion on the U.S. Women’s equality day held in the Maldives The UNFPA in Maldives strives towards advocating for gender equality to address the... Read more

5 April 2021
Participants of the Safe Delivery Application training

UNFPA supports safe pregnancy and delivery for all in the midst of the pandemic

COVID-19 has disproportionately affected women and girls, thereby exacerbating existing inequalities. With unemployment rising, support networks disrupted, and lack of access to reproductive health... Read more

7 February 2021

Young people in Maldives defying one time use pads!

“I was given a menstrual cup to try after a session by UNFPA in Laamu Gan. This was the first time I heard about the alternative products available for managing periods'', said Nahudha Ahmed,  17, ... Read more

4 February 2021

VIA Testing Saved My Life!

“I’m living proof that screening for cervical cancer can save lives. I had the chance to treat cervical cancer that saved my life. This is the story of Suneetha, a 42- year old mother of three from... Read more

11 October 2020

Voices of an equal future

The Choice is Yours… But choose after you research! Back in 2016, Feynaa, then just 11 years old, wrote a letter to the Minister of Education speaking about wanting to become a teacher in Mathematics... Read more

11 August 2020

Australia pledges support to UNFPA to support Government response for COVID-19 pandemic in Maldives

MALE’, Maldives (11 August 2020): High Commissioner of Australia to Maldives, HE David Holly and Country Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Maldives, Ms. Ritsu Nacken, signed a... Read more

30 June 2020
Artwork by Fatma Mahmoud Salama Raslan

Against human decency, against my will: Ending child marriage and female genital mutilation is a responsibility all of Maldives society must share

In 2009, former Maldivian Attorney General Husnu Suood voiced his concerns about disturbing practices happening in his hometown in Addu Atoll. Anecdotal evidence suggested “female circumcision” was... Read more