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Reproductive rights and choices have become a reality for more women than ever. But we cannot be complacent: rights are still out of reach for too many women. Our challenge is to finish the unfinished business of guaranteeing rights and choices for all. Read our latest State of the World Population report 2019, published in a year that marks the 50th anniversary of UNFPA's founding and the 25th anniversary of the revolutionary Programme of Action forged at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo. 

 

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Well-being education programmes build the resilience of children, adolescents and young people, empowering them to relate to others with respect, to make and carry out responsible decisions, and to deal effectively with change and challenge. This UNFPA Asia-Pacific policy brief invites Ministries of Education and other stakeholders to consider the wide-ranging benefits of a package of life skills, including social and emotional learning, to enhance the health and well-being for all students.

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The United Nations Population Fund’s latest flagship State of World Population 2018 report focuses on the power of choice. The report titled The Power of Choice: Reproductive Rights and the Demographic Transition provides insight into how the power to choose the number, timing and spacing  of pregnancies can bolster economic and social progress around the world. 

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View the highlights of our latest World Population Report 2018 report here. 

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Cover of "Lessons learned from the implementation of a violence against women survey in Palau"

This ‘lessons learned’ document was developed by the kNOwVAWdata initiative under the leadership of Dr Henriette Jansen, UNFPA technical advisor. Through the use of real life ‘lessons’, the document intends to inform and inspire donors, planners, organisers and coordinators of violence against women prevalence studies around the world on how to overcome practical and ethical challenges they may encounter when implementing such a study.

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Cover of 2017 National Study on Gender-based Violence in Mongolia

The 2017 National Study on Gender-based Violence in Mongolia breaks down intimate partner and non-partner violence revealing violence for both lifetime and within the last 12 months. Furthermore, the study also gathers and reveals the data for the different forms of violence; physical, sexual, economic and emotional violence, and controlling behaviours.

The survey, interviewed more than 7,000 women – uncovering extremely high rates of intimate partner and non-partner violence against women across Mongolia.

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This study reviews progress in six Asia-Pacific countries towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 3.7 and 3.8 on Universal Health Coverage for all and access to sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning. 

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Ths study reviews progress in six Asia-Pacific countries towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 3.7 and 3.8 on Universal Health Coverage for all and access to sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning. 

 

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Cover of kNOwVAWdata report on Measuring the Prevalence of Violence against Women with Disabilities

kNOwVAWdata, DFAT and UNFPA, together with the University of Melbourne, brought together national, regional and global experts to discuss what approaches should be taken to ensure that women with disabilities are better represented in national prevalence studies on violence against women. This is an important part of disability rights and leaving no one behind.

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kNOwVAWdata six golden principles for interviewing women how may have experienced violence

Collecting quality and reliable data on violence against women through special surveys is crucial if we want to understand and end the scourge. Drawing on years of international experience, our UNFPA Asia-Pacific technical advisor on violence against women, Dr. Henriette Jansen, shares six golden principles for interviewing women who may have experienced violence.

 

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