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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

21 October 2019

Friends with knowledge: expanding sexual and reproductive health choices in Maldives

“I wish I could have talked to someone my age about what happened, without judgement,” says Aisha.  Aisha* became pregnant when she was 21, out of wedlock. Much like most young people her age, she... Read more

1 October 2019

Propagating innovative approaches for climate action in Maldives

Better known as a picture-perfect holiday destination, most islands in the Maldives are just a meter above sea level. With the sea level projected to rise by around 3 feet in five decades the threat... Read more

16 July 2019

UNFPA Maldives Country Director's speech at the World Population Day 2019 event

His excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Minister of State for National Planning and Infrastructure Mr. Akram Kamaaludeen, Cabinet Ministers, representatives from the government, civil society... Read more