United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Maldives
Alexandra Fielden was a summer intern at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the Maldives. UNFPA is the world’s largest international source of funding for population and reproductive health programs. UNFPA’s overarching goal in the Maldives is to contribute to enhancing the quality of life of Maldivians through improved reproductive health, gender equality and women’s empowerment. The internship involved working jointly with UN partners, the Maldives Directorate of Public Health (Ministry of Health), Ministry of Education and Ministry of Youth on four main projects: a behavioral change communication (BCC) plan for reproductive health; evidence-based advocacy for reproductive health; reproductive health information and services for young people; and writing policy for the health sector response to Gender Based Violence (GBV).