You are here

Real love isn’t flowers, teddy bears or expensive jewellery. Instead, real love is respecting your partner’s wishes, and not pressuring them to do things they don’t want to do. It’s acknowledging their right to choose what they want to do with their body and life, and using words rather than violence to solve problems.

At UNFPA, we support the rights of young people to have healthy, happy and safe relationships built on respect and consent. This Valentine’s Day, we’ve asked celebrities, experts and ordinary people to share their thoughts on what makes a relationship healthy.

We’ll be presenting their stories across the week on our Facebook page, and we’d also love to hear your thoughts! Together, we can make Valentine’s Day a day for real, respectful love. Enjoy the video and happy Valentine's Day!