Opinion

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin: Man Up!

1 August 2011
Author: UNFPA

A few days ago, I took part in the World YWCA's fourth International Women's Summit in Zurich, Switzerland, where people from more than 100 countries gathered to discuss issues facing girls and women. Under the theme "Women creating a safe world" we focused on gender inequality, young women's right to sexual and reproductive health, and how to end violence against women.

The Summit reinforced my belief that adolescent girls and young women can create a safer world — if we invest in their well-being today and empower them to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Read the full commentary by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin in The Huffington Post.

Switzerland
Population : 8.7 mil
Fertility rate
1.5
Maternal Mortality Ratio
5
Contraceptives prevalence rate
72
Population aged 10-24
15.2%
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 87%
Girls 84%

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