Resources on Gender equality

This brief explains how UNFPA Supplies – UNFPA’s flagship programme helping countries build stronger health systems and widen access to contraceptives and life-saving medicines for maternal health – supports equality for women and girls.

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When Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on 4 October, it caused the worse devastation since the 2010 earthquake. UNFPA is assessing the needs of affected women and girls, and is providing care, support and assistance.

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This year's State of World Population report explores the life of the 10-year-old girl, whose life is about to take a pivotal turn, either towards expanding opportunities or narrowing ones. As these girls enter adolescence, their potential will be nurtured, with material benefits for their families, communities and countries, or their potential will be limited, depriving the world of their talents and achievements.

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En 1993, 45 años después de la aprobación de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos y 8 después de que la CEDAW entrara en vigor, la Conferencia Mundial de Derechos Humanos de Viena ratificó que los derechos de la mujer eran derechos humanos.

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In Niger, which has one of the highest child marriage rates in the world, these 16 extraordinary girls refused to become child brides.

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Gender-biased sex selection has emerged since the early 1990s as a widespread practice in parts of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) region and now constitutes a significant challenge to the countries affected.

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NEW DELHI: Fears on the rampant use of pre-natal sex determination technology in rural areas have been confirmed with census data indicating that child sex ratio (CSR) fell far more sharply in villages than in urban areas in the last decade. According to provision data on population, though the urban CSR is far worse than that in rural areas, the fall in CSR in rural areas is around four times than that in urban areas.

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The work of UNFPA is guided by the Programme of Action (POA) that was endorsed by about 179 countries in Cairo at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The Conference shifted the emphasis of population planning from reaching demographic targets to promoting human rights and sustainable development, changing the focus from numbers to people.

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A gender-sensitive approach HIV prevention is one of UNFPA’s priorities. As one of ten sponsors of UNAIDS, UNFPA is engaged in a collaborative response aimed at preventing HIV transmission, providing care and support,...

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Despite progress in reducing educational disparities, there remains a wide gap in school attendance between boys and girls in many regions. The HIV/AIDS epidemic is threatening those gains in the hardest-hit countries, and downward trends in education may only exacerbate the problem.

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