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My Body is My Own - Claiming the right to autonomy and self-determination

We have the inherent right to choose what we do with our body, to ensure its protection and care, to pursue its expression. The quality of our lives depends on it. In fact, our lives themselves depend on it.

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Today’s adolescents and youth are members of the largest cohort of young people in history. In Latin America and the Caribbean, they will no doubt have tremendous influence on the way our shared future takes shape....
In 2018, we at UNFPA set in motion a strategic effort, based on quality data, to achieve three zeros by 2030: zero unmet need for contraception; zero preventable maternal deaths; and zero gender-based violence and...
In the last three decades sub-replacement fertility has spread around the world. One half of the global population today lives in countries where the period Total Fertility Rate is below 2.1 births per woman. This is...
This report presents an analysis of the recommendations made by the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) on the issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence. It...
Fifty years ago, it was hard for women to obtain contraception and relatively easy to die giving birth. Many women were unable to decide whom and when to marry, and when or whether to have children.  
This report, marking 25 years since the Conference held in Cairo, celebrates the progress made and highlights the gaps in the implementation of the Programme of Action since 1994.
This Guide provides a conceptual and methodological framework for National Human Rights Institutions conducting country assessments and public inquiries in the context of sexual and reproductive health.
These three midwifery case studies from Bangladesh, Ethiopia and South Sudan document the significant catalytic impact the Maternal Health Thematic Fund has had in comprehensively strengthening midwifery education,...
The UNFPA Humanitarian Action Overview for 2019 showcases global priority needs for women, girls and young people affected by crisis. It also highlights UNFPA's 2018 achievements and its priorities in humanitarian work...
The report assesses the successes, challenges and opportunities that the second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) has offered for advancing and strengthening accountability on sexual and reproductive health...

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