UNFPA Maldives


Gender and Development in the Maldives: A Review of Twenty Years 1979-1999

The report highlights the basic characteristics of gender and development in the Maldives and provides an assessment of the progress achieved within a framework of equity, participation and empowerment. The main content of the report focuses on developments over a twenty-year period from 1977 to 1997.


Condom Prevalence and Promotion Research 2003

This market research report looks at the prevalence and promotion of condoms in the Maldives and suggests ways to develop and implement social marketing strategies for condoms.


Reproductive and Sexual Health of Adolescents in the Maldives 2003

This report on Reproductive and Sexual Health of Adolescents in the Maldives is the result of an important study initiated and funded by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) field office in Male', Maldives. The aim of the study is to provide information useful for programming strategies to promote reproductive and sexual health among adolescents in the Maldives.


Family Law Review Report 2004

This paper is a critical discourse analysis of the codified Family Law from a gender analytical perspective to understand positive/negative changes and recommend ways of further strengthening the Law towards gender equality.


Gender Based Violence in the Maldives 2004

A report on the findings of qualitative research on gender-based violence carried out by the Ministry of Gender, Family Development and Social Security.


Maldives: Youth Voices Report 2005

Policy interventions and programmes that strengthen the wellbeing and status of young people are essential for reaching the Millennium Development Goals. The active role and the participation of Youth in contributing towards the success of policy interventions and programmes cannot be underscored.
The Youth Voices: Facts, Opinions and Solutions Report is a one of the first such endeavours in the Maldives where Youth were empowered to lead nationwide consultations and research on issues that concern them. This project has now been successfully completed and the main findings of this two year process have been presented to high level policy makers.


ICPD+15: Healthy Expectations 2009

This booklet is issued in commemoration of the first 15 years of the 20-year Programme of Action adopted at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo.


Family Protection Unit - A Statistical Analysis

The Family Protection Unit (FPU) was establsihed in August 2005 as a collaborative effort between the then Ministry of Gender and Family and the Ministry of Health, with the support of UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO. This booklet gives an overview of the statistical analysis of case records at the FPU of IGMH from August 2005 to 2009.


Love Means Respect, Not Control

UNFPA leaflet targeted at youth promoting healthy relationships free from violence and coercion.


Maldives Timeline: Empowered Women 2012

Factsheet looking back at the timeline capturing key events that paved way for Maldivian women's active participation in public life.


No place for violence!

Information leaflet bringing attention to the newly passed Prevention of Domestic Violence Act 2012 and provides directives on how to address domestic violence as an individual.


Domestic Violence Act 2012: Unofficial Translation

The unofficial translation to English of the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act passed in 2012 in Maldives.


Building A Better World, Partnering With Youth

Factsheet prepared for the International Youth Day 2012, providing key facts on youth population of Maldives, highlighting the status of their access to sexual and reprodutive health.


Reproductive Health Knowledge and Behaviour of Young Unmarried Women in the Maldives

This study highlights the challenges that adolescents face in accessing reproductive health services and being able to make informed reproductive health choices, including how to avoid unintended pregnancies. The study provides insights to inform policy and to plan interventions on adolescent sexual and reproductive health through collaborative efforts across sectors. It is UNFPA's hope that this study will stimulate a dialogue and action on what is needed to prevent unintended pregnancies, especially among adolescents and young people in the Maldives.


Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward

Factsheet prepared for the International Youth Day 2013, focusing on young people and migration.


International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action

The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) articulated a bold new vision about the relationships between population, development and individual well-being. At the ICPD in Cairo, 179 countries adopted a forward-looking, 20-year Programme of Action (PoA) that continues to serve as a comprehensive guide to people-centred development progress.

The ICPD Programme of Action was remarkable in its recognition that reproductive health and rights, as well as women's empowerment and gender equality, are cornerstones of population and development programmes.

This 20th Anniversary Edition includes a foreword by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and an introduction by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin. The publication includes Key Actions for Further Implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, adopted at the 21st special session of the General Assembly, New York, New York, 30 June - 2 July 1999.


Youth Voices: #Policy22

This booklet was prepared in light of the State of the World Population Report 2014, following review of youth related reports and consultations with youth groups, as a tool for Democracy House and its Youth Leaders to voice out their issues of concern and challenges to Parliamentarians and policy makers.


UNFPA in the Maldives

Information booklet highlighting the work UNFPA is doing in Maldives during the present Country Programme.


The Maldives Study on Women’s Health and Life Experiences

Until now, violence against women has remained largely hidden and undocumented in the Maldives. This has made it difficult to assess the extent of the problem or develop effective prevention strategies and support services for victims of violence. This study on violence against women is the first of its kind in the Maldives and the culmination of 3 years of hard work by many organizations and individuals here and abroad. We are grateful to all those involved. This vital data, which uncovers the forms and patterns of violence against women in the Maldives, we can bring the issue out into the open and begin to develop and implement policies and programs to address this serious problem.


WithYou(th): The way forward

This fact sheet was prepared for the launch of Youth Advocacy Union, a platform comprised of civil society organizations in Maldives' to voice young people's needs and solutions.


A partnership renewed

Hon. Dunya Maumoon and UNFPA Representative Shoko Noda

On 24 August, 2015, the Government of Maldives and the United Nations signed an agreement on their shared framework for partnership from 2016 through 2020.


Delivering for Change

This booklet portrays how UNFPA have delivered change in the lives of Maldivians since the early 1980s, when we first began operating in-country.


Poster: Maldives Population 1911-2014

UNFPA and NBS celebrated more than 100 years of the Maldivian Census with a commemorative poster that features a striking radial plot of each atoll and its population in every census since the first in 1911. The poster’s reverse side features a handy table listing the population of every island ever enumerated in the census.


Marriage and Fertility: 2014 Census

When does the average Maldivian woman marry?
How many children does she have, and when?
Find out in this fact sheet of basic findings from the 2014 Census, jointly developed by the National Bureau of Statistics and UNFPA.


FACTSHEETS: Women of Maldives: The 2014 Census

Everything you wanted to know about the women of Maldives, based on the 2014 Census.




How our future depends on a 10 year old girl at this decisive age