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14 August 2018

“People are trying to keep their daughters inside”, Hasna 24 years old

I come from Addu, the southernmost island of Maldives, which is also the second largest populated Atoll after Male’. We live a very simple life and we don’t have the same opportunities as people who... Read more

13 August 2018

“I am a Peacebuilder”, Hoodh 25 years old

I am from the south of Maldives. Like me, every year many young Maldivians leave their islands and move to Male’ city where they experience an abrupt disconnection from their islands’ sense of... Read more

12 August 2018

“My friend’s story inspired me to become a reproductive health educator”, Azlifa 26 years old

I live in Male’ but, because my family is originally from Baa Dhonfanu, I often went there during school holidays. In one of those visits I noticed that my friend’s behavior had changed: she was... Read more

19 March 2018

Coffee Talk - How UNFPA created a youth friendly environment for SRH

       As the construction work sites spread throughout the already densely populated city of Male’, these days the capital of Maldives, known for its mosques and colorful buildings, became noisier.... Read more

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,... Read more

29 January 2018

Harnessing the potential of Big Data for Sustainable Development

Roughly every 10 years’ countries start a new cycle in documenting population dynamics. Through Census data collection we get to know how many we are, who we are and where do we live whilst the... Read more

30 October 2017

Siththaa – Now I know!

Our parents never acknowledged that Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) existed or that their children might be sexually active. My school wasn't any better. The teachers were so consumed up in... Read more

11 July 2017

“The Talk”: How I found a Safe Space

It was Valentine’s Day 2017, and my best friend and I decided to have dinner at the Goatfish Café and Bistro. She recently had a bad breakup and I thought it would be a nice gesture to cheer her up.... Read more

5 June 2017
Dr Babatunde Osotimehin: 1949 - 2017

UNFPA mourns the passing away of Executive Director Dr Babatunde Osotimehin

UNITED NATIONS — With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home last night. He was... Read more

14 May 2017

Bold Action for Bold Girls with Bold Dreams

#BeBoldForChange In Maldives, the proportion of women in policy making is low and young people’s voices are rarely recognized. A few young women in the Maldives have been fortunate to excel in... Read more