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A Decade of Business Unusual

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It is imperative that the reduction in sexually transmitted HIV infections in East and Southern Africa be fast-tracked if countries in the region are to achieve the overarching global HIV targets agreed for 2030. In support of UNAIDS, UNFPA has drawn up a framework to guide HIV prevention for the next 10 years in the region.

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The State of the World's Midwifery 2021

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The State of the World’s Midwifery 2021 builds on previous reports in the SoWMy series and represents an unprecedented effort to document the whole world’s Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Adolescent Health workforce, with a focus on midwives. It calls for urgent investment in midwives to enable them to fulfil their potential.

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Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, Midwives Save Lives

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The aim of these personal stories from midwives and the findings in this report are to stimulate policy discussions and enable evidence-based decision-making at national and subnational levels, and to help countries meet their commitments towards the reduction of preventable maternal death.

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My Body Is My Own

State of World Population Report

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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Advancing Menstrual Equity at the Systemic Level Through Policy Shifts and Standards

Technical Reports and Document

This webinar report explores the opportunities and challenges of addressing menstrual equity in East and Southern Africa through advocacy and policy change. With a focus on Africa, the takeaways will resonate globally.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in East and Southern Africa

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UN Women and UNFPA undertook this study to understand better the gendered impacts of the pandemic and to inform national development planning for the recovery. The study highlights the impacts of COVID-19 on women and men as gleaned from research conducted during 2020, executed by UN Women, UNFPA and partners.

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COVID-19 & Gender: Building Forward Better on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Eritrea

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This brief explores the work of the UN in Eritrea to complement the government’s efforts to promote gender equality and women's empowerment. It sets out recommendations for the recovery process, focusing on women’s empowerment in the decision-making processes related to the COVID-19 response.

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UNFPA and the Climate Crisis

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In 2019, UNFPA organized an International Symposium on SRHR, Gender and Climate Change Resilience to share knowledge and identify programmes to reduce the impacts of climate change and build the resilience of communities in vulnerable settings. The resulting Future Africa Call to Action outlines both the impacts of climate change on the achievement of universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights and the contributions that the ICPD community can make to building climate resilience.

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SRHR, Gender and Climate Change Resilience Symposium

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In the lead up to the Nairobi Summit and the UN’s Climate Change Summit in September 2019, UNFPA convened a three-day symposium, focusing on programmatic, partnership and financing opportunities linking ICPD, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender and climate change resilience.

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Demography and COVID-19 in Africa

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This report summarises the proceedings of a webinar series that aimed to create a space for sharing a demographic perspective on the impacts of COVID-19 with partners on the continent,  and develop policy recommendations that South Africa and the continent can implement now and in the protracted response and early post-pandemic recovery period to safeguard the demographic dividend.

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