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11 October 2021

Girls work to make gender equality a reality

“I want to encourage communication about menstruation,” said Azra Komarica, a 19-year-old girl from Bosnia and Herzegovina. “It’s still a taboo topic.” Ms. Komarica is part of a mentorship based... Read more

8 October 2021

BiH is richer by eight certified trainers who will train professionals in local communities on the Minimum Initial Service Package for Sexual and Reproductive Health (MISP) in Crisis Situations

  Bosnia and Herzegovina got eight certified MISP trainers, medical doctors, who successfully completed training on the “Minimum Initial Service Package for Sexual and Reproductive Health (MISP)“ in... Read more

8 July 2021

Action Coalition on Bodily Autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights kicks off in BiH

Sarajevo, 8 July 2021 – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) with French Embassy in BiH co-chaired the joint Action Coalition for Bodily Autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (... Read more

20 June 2021

Providing essential services for female migrants and refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina

BIHAĆ, Bosnia and Herzegovina — Life was very hard, and dangerous, for Selam* and her family in their home country located in the horn of Africa.  “My father was killed when I was only 5 years old,”... Read more

17 May 2021
Young male refugees and migrants participate in an IT session at a UNFPA-supported Boys and Young Men Centre in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Photo: UNFPA Bosnia and Herzegovina

Supporting vulnerable migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina: ‘The greatest wish in my life was to be accepted – and finally I am’

SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina – As a young man living in his home country in the Middle East, the future looked bright for Hamr*, a talented and well-known performer of pop music who was also... Read more

14 April 2021

State of the World Population Report 2021: My Body is My Own and first-ever Inquiry on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina released today

Sarajevo, 14 April 2021 – The United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) in Bosnia and Herzegovina has launched two reports today, contributing to the UNFPA’s mission of delivering a world where every... Read more

22 February 2021

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s demographic troubles are real, but it’s not too late to reverse course

By John Mosoti The presentation of our new population projections for Bosnia and Herzegovina last December sent shock waves through the country. The main message reported in the media was that if... Read more

8 December 2020

Anticipated population decline in the next 50 years requires policy makers today to make necessary steps to strengthen human capital through improved education, healthy lifestyles, social protection and gender equality

Sarajevo, 8 December 2020 – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in cooperation with the Agency of Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHAS), the Institute of... Read more

1 December 2020

COVID-19 Threatens to Exacerbate Inequalities Faced by Many Living with HIV

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On World AIDS Day, 1 December 2020     On World AIDS Day, as we unite in support of people living with and affected by HIV, let us remember all... Read more

12 November 2020
Press Release

Despite global COVID-19 crisis, governments uphold support for women’s and girls’ health and rights, one year after historic Summit

New York, 12 November 2020 -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the health and economies of countries around the world, governments, non-governmental organizations,... Read more