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27 March 2020

Q&A on COVID-19, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding

Are pregnant women at higher risk from COVID-19? Research is currently underway to understand the impacts of COVID 19 infection on pregnant women. Data are limited, but at present there is no... Read more

17 March 2020

UNFPA statement on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is closely monitoring and working with partners, governments and UN agencies to address the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19),... Read more

18 December 2019

«Mother’s Home» helps deal with effect, sexuality education helps deal with causes

Azhar (name changed) was 17 when she came to “Mother’s Home” in Nur-Sultan determined to abandon her daughter. “They would put the baby in my arms and I would throw her back on the bed, - Azhar says... Read more

26 November 2019

Nadya’s story: “Teenagers should be equipped with information on how to prevent an unintended pregnancy”

“When they first noticed I was pregnant, I said to my family that I would have an abortion, just like they wanted me to…” said Nadya[1]. “Instead, I decided to keep the baby and didn’t go to my home... Read more

13 November 2019

Speech of the Delegation Head, Chairperson of National Commission for Women’s Affairs, Family and Demographic Policy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan G. N. Abdykalikova on the Commitments of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Dear Chair! Ladies and gentlemen! The Republic of Kazakhstan significantly improved health indicators since gaining independence. For example, maternal mortality was reduced by 5,5 times from 76 for... Read more

12 November 2019
Press Release

From Cairo 1994 to Nairobi 2019: Re-igniting the movement for rights and choices for all

NAIROBI, 12 November 2019 – From 12-14 November 6,000 high-level delegates from Member States, civil society, celebrities, private sector and international organizations have gathered in Nairobi,... Read more

11 November 2019

Explainer: what is ICPD and why does it matter?

  UNITED NATIONS, New York – This year marks the 25th anniversary of the ICPD – a milestone in reproductive health and rights. But what was the ICPD? And what does it mean for your rights today?... Read more

11 October 2019
Press Release

UNFPA marks International Day of the Girl by showing “Qyzbolsyn” trailer for future documentary

Interesting fact: Currently there are 75400 women and girls carrying names «Ulbolsyn» and variations thereof Over half of them (53.6%) live in rural areas There are 294 variations of names with a... Read more

12 September 2019

“Going to a psychologist is not something to be ashamed of” – Elena Akchalova

“Some people believe that turning to a psychologist is tantamount to having serious psychological problems. I want to say that it’s just the opposite – turning to these services is one way to help... Read more

17 July 2019
Photo - Kazinform

Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Gulshara Abdykalikova had a meeting with UNFPA Representative for Kazakhstan Giulia Vallese

On the 17th of July Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Gulshara Abdykalikova had a meeting with the Representative of UNFPA for Kazakhstan and Country Director for Kyrgyzstan and... Read more