UNFPA supplement | The Daily Star
  • “I considered all feedback to be constructive...”

    Mohammad Wahid Hossain; Director General of the National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPORT), Ministry of Health

  • Getting engaged – for adolescent sexual and reproductive health rights

    Amena Akter Shilpi and Bijoy Hossain are two young peer trainers of BAPSA (Bangladesh Association for Prevention of Septic Abortion), both in their teens and are studying in a school in Mirpur. While we talked to them recently we could detect enthusiasm twinkling in

  • Tap into youth potential

    INTERNATIONAL Youth Day (IYD), commemorated on the 12th of August every year, gives an opportunity to celebrate young peoples'

  • Every Pregnancy is Wanted

    THE declining fertility rates witnessed up to a few years ago in Bangladesh have led some to ask whether the country will follow in the

  • Harnessing the Power of the Young

    Young People are the most valuable resource of any country” said Chief Guest Md. Fazle Rabbi Miah, Deputy Speaker of the National

  • Preventing the Worst of Disasters

    The theme of this year's World Population Day, is 'Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies', a topic with special resonance in the Asia

  • The Unsung Heroes of Natural Disasters…..

    Zakir Hossain Miraj has been working for the Red Crescent Society since 1988. He joined as a volunteer and worked his way up. At

  • Harnessing the strength of the young

    In 2015 the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) draw to a close and the UN Member States decide on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide global development until 2030. The implementation of this new development agenda will depend largely on the demographic changes taking place over the next 15 years and beyond.

  • Investing through knowledge

    Shamsul Alam has been working as the Chief of human resource management at PRAN Group for the last five years. “When I joined in 2010, there were a total of 23,000 employees working at the PRAN-RFL Group.

  • Cast Away: The Stigma of Fistula

    I had no idea, that there were so many women out there suffering the same fate as mine", says a surprised Zinara from Kushtia. She is