Resources on Human rights

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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Young Persons with Disabilities: Global Study on Ending Gender-based Violence and Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights contains new qualitative, global research. This is an accessible version of the Global Study, in the form of an Easy Read report.

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This summary report highlights key messages and findings from a new qualitative, global study, Young Persons with Disabilities: Global Study on Ending Gender-based Violence and Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. The study provides an analysis on the situation of young persons with disabilities concerning discrimination and gender-based violence, including the impact on their sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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Indigenous women die in pregnancy and childbirth more often than other women. Failure to act will render the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) unattainable. It is time to make the marginalized visible. The lack of data on the health of indigenous women and adolescent girls is masking huge disparities between populations, preventing effective action to address it.

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Today, one in four young women will be married in childhood. Child marriage is a human rights violation on a vast scale and a major obstacle to sustainable development.

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On 8 February, the United Nations and humanitarian partners launched the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan, with an international appeal for US$2.1 billion to provide life-saving assistance to 12 million people in Yemen in 2017. This is the largest consolidated humanitarian appeal for Yemen to be ever launched. UNFPA, as part of this plan, has appealed for $22.1 million to meet the urgent sexual and reproductive health needs and prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

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For the first time since World War II, Europe is experiencing a massive movement of refugees and migrants, women, girls, men and boys of all ages, fleeing armed conflicts, mass killings, persecution and pervasive sexual...

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The principles of the ICPD affirm “that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”, are entitled to all rights and freedoms as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, without distinction of any kind.

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The ability to decide on the number and spacing of one’s children is taken for granted by many in the developed world and among elites in developing countries.

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At the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), 179 Governments agreed to a groundbreaking, comprehensive Programme of Action (POA).

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