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17 May 2020

Break the silence! UNFPA's Statement for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights speaks to the universality of human rights. Everyone, everywhere, is entitled... Read more

5 May 2020

Protecting Mothers and Babies from COVID-19 in Cambodia

Pert Vorn, a midwife working in rural Cambodia, remembers a time when women in villages throughout the country had no access to proper sexual or reproductive care.  Women would give birth on straw... Read more

11 July 2019

Reproductive rights & gender equality essential to SDGs says UN Population Fund, Government

    PHNOM PENH –Twenty-five years have passed since that landmark conference, where 179 governments, including Cambodia, recognized that reproductive health and gender equality are essential for... Read more

10 April 2019
Press Release

We must work harder to secure sexual and reproductive rights for all

New York / Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 10 April 2019— The global reproductive rights movement that began in the 1960s transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of women, empowering them to govern their... Read more

15 March 2019

Crossing the river

In Khmer language, people have always referred to baby delivery as ‘Crossing the river’. Meaning that the lives of boat riders depends on the weather – they could be safe, or things could go wrong.... Read more

26 October 2018
Press Release

The power to choose the number, timing and spacing of children can bolster economic and social development

The global trend towards smaller families, including in Cambodia, is a reflection of people making reproductive choices to have as few or as many children as they want, when they want. When people... Read more

25 August 2018

A group of young amateurs used videos to create safe spaces for their peers on having safe and consensual sex

A group of young people released three short videos portraying perceptions and concerning issues of Cambodian young people around safe and consensual sex to mark the global event, International Youth... Read more

13 August 2018
Press Release

Creating safe spaces for youth enables them to make informed choices on having safe and consensual sex

Phnom Penh, 13 August 2018 – A group of young people will release three short videos today portraying perceptions and concerning issues of Cambodian young people around safe and consensual sex. This... Read more

3 August 2018
Students show up at the event to celebrate World Population Day, themed "Family Planning is a human right"

World Population is a global platform to reinforce the world’s proclamation of family planning as a human right

Phnom Penh: Deciding on the number of children and when to be pregnant is the best way for a woman to exercise her right to sexual reproductive health, a right that is central to gender equality,... Read more

17 May 2018

Statement for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia 2018

    On this International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, stands with all members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (... Read more