Category Archive: UNFPA

Uncovering the Bigger Picture of Violence Against Women in Indonesia

  Ruth* was in her 30s when her husband first started physically and sexually assaulting her. As the domestic abuse continued over the years, the mother-of-two tried but failed to get help.  She… Continue reading

Youth Leader Calls for Better Access to Family Planning Services

When Anggraini Sariastuti was 17 years old, she received her first marriage proposal.   It wasn’t from her boyfriend – who seven years later is now her husband – but it was from his… Continue reading

Protecting the Health Rights of Women and Girls in Emergencies

Lismiyatun was 35 weeks pregnant with her third child when Central Java’s Mount Merapi erupted in late October 2010. Living just six kilometres from the crater, a 27-year-old Lismiyatun and her family had… Continue reading

Messages of Hope at the 7th Eastern Indonesia Forum Festival

  Visitors to UNFPA in Indonesia’s booth at the 7th Eastern Indonesia Forum Festival in Makassar from November 17-18, shared their hopes and aspirations for the country’s future youth generation. Take a look… Continue reading

Youth Decide, Unala Provide

Learning the basics of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) from a Hollywood film might not seem like the most conventional way to access facts about your body, but for some young Indonesians, this… Continue reading

What Do Young People in Indonesia Want?

To commemorate International Youth Day 2015, UNFPA Indonesia asked a handful of youth about the issues that matter to them most. Take a look at the video I filmed, produced and edited, which… Continue reading

Protecting the Most Vulnerable, Ensuring Reproductive Health Needs Are Not Neglected

  “How far along are you?” a midwife asks a pregnant woman, making a hand gesture over her stomach. Without saying anything, the expectant mother puts up one hand. “Five months,” repeats the… Continue reading

From Tsunami Victim to Midwife Hero

The morning of 26 December, 2004, started out like any other regular Sunday for Nur Asiah. The mother-of-two was up early completing her chores, washing clothes in the outside bathroom of her parent-in-law’s… Continue reading

Harnessing Indonesia’s Demographic Dividend

Take a look at a video recap I edited and reported on from UNFPA Indonesia’s event on the country’s demographic dividend in April. The event was opened by Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla… Continue reading