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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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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean/Barbados is working to strengthen the evidence base on adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights in four countries

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‘Motherhood in childhood” offers a new perspective on adolescent pregnancy, looking not only at the girls’ behaviour as a cause of early pregnancy, but also at the actions of their families, communities and governments. 

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