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2 January 2022

Celebrating 2021 Family Planning Week in the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar

A counselling session with patients inside the health facility at camp 4 extension about the available modern family planning methods  Access to safe, voluntary Family Planning is a human right.... Read more

22 December 2021

From Women’s rights to Human rights: Highlights of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence in Cox’s Bazar

Each year between 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) and 10 December (Human Rights Day), the world comes together to demand a safer world for women and... Read more

21 December 2021

UNFPA's Volunteers honoured on International Volunteer Day

Each year on 5 December, the world celebrates International Volunteer Day by recognizing the contributions of volunteers to the global efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This year... Read more

20 December 2021

UNFPA’s life skills education inspires adolescent girls to say no to child marriage

After attending UNFPA’s life skills education classes, 18-year old Tahiya felt empowered to stop the marriage of her best friend One day in Iqbalpur High School, Jamalpur District, Tahiya found her... Read more

22 November 2021

Maisha’s story of standing up to sexual harassment

“We have recorded many videos of you through the window.  Call this number and send us 10,000 TAKA (approximately 120$) or we will make these videos go viral on Facebook!” 18-year old Maisha from... Read more

18 November 2021

UNFPA advocates for enhanced urban sustainability through good population density practices

As more and more people in Bangladesh continue to migrate into urban areas, it is increasingly important that the flow of people into the cities is managed in a sustainable manner. To discuss how... Read more

14 November 2021
Press Release

UNFPA and the British High Commission observe the Government’s vaccination drive at Hurdco International School

To increase the country’s COVID-19 vaccine coverage, the Government of Bangladesh has begun a vaccination drive of children between the ages of 12 and 17 this month. In the first phase of its ‘Pfizer... Read more

9 November 2021

Midwives bring hope to women on St. Martin’s Island

After being featured on countless posters promoting tourism in Bangladesh for decades, the small island of St. Martin could seem like the most idyllic setting one could ever wish to live in. Each... Read more

11 October 2021

তাহিয়ার সাফল্যঃ বন্ধু শিলার বিয়ে বন্ধ করে দুজনেই একসাথে স্কুলে যেতে পারছে

কোভিড-১৯ অতিমারির সময়ে অনেক মেয়েরই বিয়ে হয়ে গেল, কেড়ে নিল কত জীবনের স্বপ্ন!   তাহিয়ার বন্ধু শিলা একজন মেধাবী ছাত্রী। সে ক্লাসে সবসময়ই প্রথম ১০ এর মধ্যে থাকত। দুজনের মধ্যে  গলায় গলায় ভাব। পড়াশুনায়... Read more

9 September 2021

4 years since the Rohingya refugee influx, UNFPA remains committed to supporting women and girls in Cox's Bazar

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 9 September 2021 – August 2021 marked four years since almost a million Rohingya people fled to Bangladesh from neighbouring Myanmar, settling in a broad network of refugee... Read more