Resources on Gender equality

This is the fourth chapter of Costing the Three Transformative Results, which focuses on the estimated cost of ending child marriage.

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This is the third chapter of Costing the Three Transformative Results, which focuses on the estimated cost of ending female genital mutilation.

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This summary presents a description of the analysis of recommendations made at working sessions of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). The study also reviews the implementation of these recommendations by United Nations Member States. 

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How is menstruation related to human rights? When does menstruation start? What are common myths and taboos about menstruation? What is period poverty?

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When Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on 4 October, it caused the worse devastation since the 2010 earthquake. UNFPA is assessing the needs of affected women and girls, and is providing care, support and assistance.

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This year's State of World Population report explores the life of the 10-year-old girl, whose life is about to take a pivotal turn, either towards expanding opportunities or narrowing ones. As these girls enter adolescence, their potential will be nurtured, with material benefits for their families, communities and countries, or their potential will be limited, depriving the world of their talents and achievements.

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Gender-biased sex selection has emerged since the early 1990s as a widespread practice in parts of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) region and now constitutes a significant challenge to the countries affected.

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How common is child marriage? How is child marriage connected to teen pregnancy?

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This brief explains how UNFPA Supplies – UNFPA’s flagship programme helping countries build stronger health systems and widen access to contraceptives and life-saving medicines for maternal health – supports equality for women and girls.

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