Resources on Gender equality

This fact sheet aims to support United Nations Member States and all stakeholders to tailor and target their advocacy efforts within the Universal Periodic Review process towards eliminating female genital mutilation (FGM).

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This technical note aims to provide practical considerations for those implementing and supporting life-skills programmes or programmes that integrate life skills, particularly when focused as a strategy within child marriage prevention and girls’ empowerment programmes.

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UNFPA aims to achieve three world-changing results by 2030, the deadline for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. These are: Ending unmet need for family planning, ending gender-based violence including harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and child marriage, and ending all preventable maternal deaths. COVID-19 pandemic could critically undermine progress made towards achieving these goals.

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This document contains the questions used to collect data on Sustainable Development Goal Indicator 5.6.2: the number of countries with laws and regulations that guarantee full and equal access to women and men aged 15 years and older to sexual and reproductive health care, information and education.

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This brochure explains the methodology for monitoring 5.6.2 and presents the data from 107 countries for SDG indicator 5.6.2.

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Too often women are not able to exercise their autonomy on reproductive health, contraceptive use and sexual relations.

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This report contains action-oriented research on what determines women’s decision-making.

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This brochure examines Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Indicator 5.6.1, which focuses on the proportion of women, aged 15-49 years, who make their own informed decisions regarding sexual relations, contraceptive use and reproductive health care. 

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Disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse. This needs to be considered, given the different impacts surrounding detection and access to treatment for women and men.

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