KATHMANDU, April 29: As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the number of women unable to access family planning, facing unintended pregnancies, gender-based violence, and other harmful practices could skyrocket by millions of cases in the months ahead, according to data released by the UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency recently.
ROLPA, Feb 26: Mansari Pariyar does not know the formal names of her children. She calls them by their pet names such as Kale, Bhunti, Dauri and Dalle, among others. Her husband Bhansingh doesn't remember even the pet names, let alone the formal names which were given to his kids during some rituals. Mansari, 44, and Bhansingh, 38, have 13 children in total. They actually had 14 but one died last year.
PRAGUE – Political crises, scandals, and dysfunction continue to dominate the global news agenda. Unsurprisingly, therefore, many people missed the United Kingdom’s announcement last month that it will spend £600 million ($779 million) to provide 20 million more women and girls in the developing world with access to family planning.
KATHMANDU, Oct 23: Expressing its gratitude toward the notable progress made by Nepal in achieving the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) goals, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has pledged support to Nepal in meeting the strategic vision of achieving three zeros by 2030. The strategic vision of three zeros include zero unmet need for contraception and family planning, zero preventable maternal deaths, and zero gender-based violence and harmful practices.
KATHMANDU, April 17: Nepal has made a significant progress in maternal health and family planning since 1994, according to a recent report of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). However, reproductive rights still remain out of reach for many women in Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Although the government has been providing family planning services free of cost and though many people are aware about family planning services, not many people were found to be availing this facility, a survey showed.
BEIJING, Sept 11: China’s health commission is getting rid of three offices that were previously dedicated to family planning, it announced late on Sunday, the latest signal that Beijing may further reduce restrictions on childbirth to combat an aging population.
The Muslim community in Assam is slowly warming up to family planning methods Muslims constitute nearly 35 per cent of Assam’s 33 million people and the high birth rate among the community is a major source of friction over the state’s most volatile issue—undocumented immigrants, especially those from neighbouring Bangladesh.
BEIJING, Aug 28: China, the world’s most populous nation, appears to be setting the stage to end its decades-long policy of determining the number of children that couples can have, a social media post by a state-run newspaper suggested.