UNFPA: Delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted,
every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential fulfilled.


7 October 2016

Training Programme on Demography for Public Officials

UNFPA started a new partnership with Hacettepe University Institute of Population Studies in July 2016. The partnership envisages to establish an institutionalized training programme on demography for public officials to ensure evidence based policy formulation. The training programme will consist of short training courses on

UNFPA-supported Safe Space in Turkey

24 May 2016

Syrian refugees find services, hope in Turkey's safe spaces

ISTANBUL, Turkey – For over three years after conflict broke out in their province, 28-year-old Fatma Fayiz Dawi and her family remained determined to stay in their home in Syria, despite the violence raging around them. But then one afternoon, shortly after Fatma discovered she was pregnant with her third child, she went

13 February 2015

Child marriage: 'Worse than a nightmare'

ISTANBUL, Turkey – “It was a nightmare. Maybe even worse than a nightmare.” That is how Beyza,* 19, described her experience of marrying at the age of 13. Deprived of an education and facing family pressure, she says she saw eloping with a cousin as ‘a way to escape’. She knew nothing about what was supposed to happen on the

11 July 2014

World Population Day 2014

  On 11 July, as communities everywhere observe World Population Day, UNFPA calls for investments in support of the largest-ever generation of young people. Today, there are about 1.8 billion young people – those aged 10 to 24 – comprising roughly one quarter of the world’s population. Their aspirations and


As of January 2016, the population of Turkey, defined by the number of people residing in...
A desk review was made in colloboration with Population Association and UNFPA Turkey on...

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