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Defying the practices that harm women and girls and undermine equality

Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and communities.

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This report captures the unique essence, substance and outcomes of the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25: Accelerating the Promise, co-convened by the governments of Kenya, Denmark and UNFPA on 12-14 November, 2019.

It is launched at a particularly challenging time for sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide. As countries around the world grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, we see just how critical the issues highlighted at the Summit are.

Six months after the Summit, countries are already taking steps to make good on their Nairobi commitments. We see increasing calls to prioritize the rights, health and safety of women and girls, including the recent joint ministerial statement on behalf of 59 countries calling for the protection of sexual and reproductive health and rights and promoting gender-responsiveness in the COVID-19 crisis.

 

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The COVID-19 pandemic, through a gender lens

Diseases affect men and women differently. A new eight-page technical brief from the Gender and Human Rights Branch, COVID-19: A Gender Lens, provides key messages and recommendations on how to protect sexual and reproductive health and rights and promote gender equality during this pandemic.

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“What a day when war becomes a thing of the past and peace, we will have it at last and life is finally worth its cost”, sang international recording artiste and GBV survivor Tanya Stephens. She was performing at the national launch of the EU-funded and UN-led Spotlight Initiative against Family Violence, after sharing her own experiences of sexual violence.

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The UNFPA Humanitarian Action 2020 Overview describes global needs for women, girls and young people who have been affected by humanitarian crises. It also showcases priorities for UNFPA's global humanitarian action

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165 Million Reasons: A call for investment
in adolescents and youth in Latin America
and the Caribbean.

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Fifty years ago, it was hard for women to obtain contraception and relatively easy to die giving birth. Many women were unable to decide whom and when to marry, and when or whether to have children.

A worldwide movement to give women real choices in life culminated in the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), where a consensus was reached about the links between women’s empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, and rights and sustainable development.

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State of the World Population 2018

The Power of Choice – Reproductive Rights and the Demographic Transition

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Implementation of the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development in the Caribbean

A review of the period 2013-2018

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Hurricane Irma made landfall across the Caribbean on 6 September 2017. Reported as one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, it has affected Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, St Barthelme, St. Martin, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, US Virgin Islands, and Turks and Caicos. 

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