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14 Sep 2018 description

The iCAN Package was designed after an information gap on sexuality and sexual and reproductive health issues among young people living with HIV was identified. The iCAN Participant’s Workbook aims to help address the challenges facing young people across East and Southern Africa.

11 Sep 2018 description

The Real-Time Accountability Partnership (RTAP) convenes key humanitarian agencies to work toward system-wide accountability for genderbased violence (GBV) prevention and response in emergencies. Our goal as a partnership is that all actors prioritize and coordinate GBV response services and integrate GBV prevention across sectors from the outset of an emergency.

10 Sep 2018 description

Child marriage can have devastating consequences for girls and their future children. Typically, it cuts short or ends a girl’s education, compromises her reproductive rights, sexual health, future employment and earnings, and perpetuates personal and community poverty. Globally, more than one in four girls are married as children – before the age of 18. In East and Southern Africa, the share is 36 per cent, and 10 per cent of girls in the region are married by age 15.

07 Sep 2018 description

Author: UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation

As the largest global programme addressing FGM, the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change plays a critical role in achieving Target 5.3 which calls for the elimination of all harmful practices by 2030, under the Sustainable Development Goal 5. The main document analyses, "How to Transform a Social Norm," is a three-part reflection on Phase II (2014-2018).

07 Sep 2018 description

Author: UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation

How to "Transform a Social Norm" is a three-part reflection on Phase II (2014-2018) of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation: Accelerating Change. It complements a more quantitative report, How to Transform a Social Norm, of this phase of the largest global programme on the abandonment of FGM, as called for in Target 5.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals.

05 Sep 2018 description

2017 Annual Report for the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Trends in child marriage

Over the past decade, child marriage has continued to decline.
Globally, the proportion of young women who were married as children decreased by 15 per cent, from 1 in 4 to about 1 in 5.

23 Aug 2018 description

Women and girls bear the brunt of political instability and ethnic conflicts. They are not spared either from the perils of droughts and food insecurity. To commemorate World Humanitarian Day, Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, Regional Director of UNFPA, East and Southern Africa, calls for a renewed sense of urgency in ensuring health, protection and dignity in all humanitarian situations.

21 Aug 2018 description

Women and girls bear the brunt of political instability and ethnic conflicts. They are not spared either from the perils of droughts and food insecurity. As we commemorate World Humanitarian Day 2018, Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, Regional Director of UNFPA, East and Southern Africa, calls for a renewed sense of urgency in ensuring health, protection and dignity in all humanitarian situations.

Ensuring protection, dignity and reproductive health for all women and girls in humanitarian crises

12 Aug 2018 description

By Luay Shabaneh*

“I must admit that I feel a bit offended when someone with gray hair talks to me about youth aspirations and the role that young men and women should play in political and civic life,” said a young professional who was attending a consultation on the role of young people in politics.

10 Aug 2018 description

Suva, Fiji / Canberra, Australia, 9 August, 2018—The Government of Australia and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, have entered into a partnership with six Pacific governments to transform lives by ensuring more women and young people in the Pacific can access sexual and reproductive health services.

31 Jul 2018 description

Executive Summary:

This paper reflects progress on World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) commitments related to gender-based violence (GBV) in emergencies using self-reports available on the Agenda for Humanity’s Platform for Action, Commitments and Transformations (PACT).

The self-reports provided by different stakeholders point to a comprehensive approach which is required to ensure that humanitarian response provides full services for survivors, mitigates GBV risks across sectors, builds resilience, and lessens reliance on external actors.

25 Jul 2018 description

INTRODUCTION

Around the world, more than 1 billion women and men and boys and girls are living with some form of disability.

Although most people will experience disability at some point in their lives, understanding the meaning of disability and its impact on the ability of each individual to be active participants in social, economic, sociocultural, and political life remains a challenge.

24 Jul 2018 description

Netherlands/Lesotho/Botswana – The number of AIDS-related deaths has fallen to its lowest point this century thanks to improved access to antiretroviral treatment, according to a newly released report. Yet prevention efforts are leaving the most vulnerable behind.

19 Jul 2018 description

The H6 Partnership builds on the progress made towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and contributes to the collaboration required to support countries as they move forward to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It focuses on 75 high burden countries where more than 85 per cent of all maternal and child deaths occur, including the 49 lowest income countries.

16 Jul 2018 description

Executive summary

UNFPA Supplies is the United Nation’s main programme to assist countries to achieve reproductive health commodity security so that every woman, adolescent girl and young person is able to choose from and use a range of quality family planning methods.

11 Jul 2018 description

Dr. Natalia Kanem

Executive Director UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund

Fifty years ago, the world declared that “parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and the spacing of their children,” at the United Nations International Conference on Human Rights in Tehran, on 13 May 1968.

Family planning is not only a matter of human rights; it is also central to women’s empowerment, reducing poverty and achieving sustainable development.