UNFPA Bangladesh’s 2018 Annual Report
As the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency, our mission is to deliver a world in which every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled—a world in which every woman and girl lives a healthy life and has reproductive rights, and is free from violence and fear. We curate conditions and provide solutions for women and girls to live in dignity and thrive throughout their lives.
In 2018, UNFPA Bangladesh and our partners supported the Government of Bangladesh in delivering on our ambitious agenda, working tirelessly to reach the most vulnerable women and girls in the country with a view to transforming their lives and future. As a result, new midwives have been educated, equipped with new skills and deployed— safely delivering babies, improving maternal health even in the remotest areas of the country and securing family planning needs. We have also helped find ways to prevent and support healing from gender-based violence.
With our partners, we have helped spark advocacy and action leading to new laws and policies, creating the necessary conditions for positive changes to be realized. We have collaborated to enhance institutional capacity to deliver integrated and equitable sexual and reproductive health services, respond to gender-based violence, and target investments for adolescents and youth. Our support in generating quality population data in a user-friendly format has been instrumental.
Our intent is to not leave anyone behind. We have reached women and established offices in tea gardens, in refugee camps, in brothels and in other hard-to-reach areas of Bangladesh.