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The National Strategy to Combat Violence against Women and Girls 2018-2030

Publication

Violence against women is a global phenomenon. It takes various forms from physical, to psychological, and sexual violence and harmful practices that threaten women's health, lives and potential as a human being. Violence Against women is one of the most widespread  violation of human rights.

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State of World Population 2020

State of World Population Report

Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are subjected to practices that harm them physically or psychologically, or both, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and communities.

The practices reduce and limit their capacity to participate fully in society and to reach their full potential. The impact ripples throughout society and reinforces the very gender stereotypes and inequalities that gave rise to the harm in the first place.

Three widespread harmful practices are female genital mutilation, child marriage and son preference.

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COVID-19 - UNFPA Global Response Plan – Revised June 2020

Situation Report

The COVID-19 pandemic constitutes the largest global public health crisis in a century, with daunting health and socioeconomic challenges. Governments are taking unprecedented measures to limit the spread of the virus, ramping up health systems and restricting the movement of millions. The pandemic is severely disrupting access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health services. It is deepening existing gender inequalities, increasing gender-based violence, and worsening discrimination and barriers for marginalized groups. Sexual and reproductive health and rights is a significant public health issue that demands urgent and sustained attention and investment. UNFPA is providing this June 2020 revision to its Global Response Plan, to reflect upon the changing needs, align with partners, learn from UNFPA action already underway and to further focus UNFPA’s interventions. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, new UNFPA research has shown the enormous scale of the negative unintended consequences and potential impact.

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COVID-19: A Gender Lens

Technical Reports and Document

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. 

Women represent 70 percent of the health and social sector workforce globally and special attention should be given to how their work environment may expose them to discrimination, as well as thinking about their sexual and reproductive health and psychosocial needs as frontline health workers. 

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Humanitarian Action 2020 Overview

Publication

The UNFPA Humanitarian Action 2020 Overview describes global needs for women, girls and young people who have been affected by humanitarian crises. It also showcases priorities for UNFPA's global humanitarian action and provides a snapshot of the organization's 2019 achievements.

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Quarterly Update | Issue #7 | UNFPA Iraq

Newsletter

This Quarterly Update summarises the work of UNFPA in Iraq for the months of October, November, and December 2019.

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Quarterly Update | Issue #6 | UNFPA Iraq

Newsletter

This Quarterly Update summarises the work of UNFPA in Iraq for the months of July, August, and September 2019.

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Census Newsletter | Issue #1 | UNFPA Iraq

Newsletter

Census Newsletter | Issue #1 | UNFPA Iraq

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Quarterly Update | Issue #5 | UNFPA Iraq

Newsletter

This Quarterly Update summarises the work of UNFPA in Iraq for the months of April, May, and June 2019

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UNFPA Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2021

Technical Reports and Document

Building on achievements and lessons learned from the previous Gender Equality Strategy, this new strategy focuses on strengthening action-oriented institutional accountability and implementing an integrated approach that is rights-based, participatory, people-centred, transformative, evidence and results-based.

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