Sunday, April 14, 2024

UNFPA worried at high rate of early marriage

Its executive directors tells media The UN Population Fund has expressed concern over the high rate of early marriage in Bangladesh, saying this increases child and maternal mortality rates, contributes to population growth, and creates social problems like gender-based violence. “When young girls are married off at early ages, they are not allowed to develop ... Read more

UNFPA to fund $70m for next five years

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has pledged to fund $70 million in the next five-year (2012-16) plan to improve the country’s maternal and reproductive health and tackle violence against women. UNFPA Executive Director Dr Babatunde Osotimehin said this at a press conference at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel in the city yesterday, ending his three-day visit ... Read more