Reproductive Health and Rights Are Crucial to Women’s Advancement, New Booklet Shows
03 Jul 2000
03 Jul 2000
UNITED NATIONS, New York - Reproductive health and rights are lifetime concerns that are essential to women’s empowerment and gender equality. A new publication from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) explains why.
Women’s Empowerment and Reproductive Health: Links throughout the Life Cycle, the latest booklet in UNFPA’s advocacy series, was produced as a contribution to the United Nations’ "Beijing+5" review of progress since the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women. It will be launched on 11 July, World Population Day, which will be marked with events throughout the world highlighting this year’s theme, "Saving Women’s Lives" (for more information, go to www.unfpa.org).
After describing the international consensus reached in Beijing about empowering women and ending gender inequality, and defining key human rights concepts, the report examines key issues related to reproductive health and rights that affect women throughout their lives. Topics covered include:
Women’s Empowerment and Reproductive Health: Links throughout the Life Cycle is available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Copies may be ordered from firstname.lastname@example.org, or from United Nations Population Fund, Information and External Relations Division, 220 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017, USA.
The report can also be downloaded from the web, at www.unfpa.org/publications/advocacy.htm
William A. Ryan
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