State of World Popuation 2005
Strategic Investments: The Equality Dividend
The Promise of Human Rights
Reproductive Health: A Measure of Equity
The Unmapped Journey:
Adolescents, Poverty and Gender

Partnering with Boys and Men
Gender-Based Violence: A Price Too High
Women and Young People in Humanitarian Crises
Road Map to the Millennium
Development Goals and Beyond
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State of World Population
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How do we improve the lives of the nearly 3 billion individuals living on less than two dollars a day? How can we enable all individualsmale and female, young and oldto protect themselves from HIV? To save the lives of more than 500,000 women who die each year in childbirth? What will it take to show young people living in poverty that they have a stake in development and a hope for the future?

For perhaps the first time in history, questions such as these are not simply rhetorical. They have answers: answers that go to the very heart of what it means to be a woman or a man, wealthy or poor.