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ADDING IT UP: Investing in Contraception and Maternal and Newborn Health, 2017

Published in 2018

Source: Guttmacher Institute

This fact sheet presents estimates for 2017 of the contraceptive, maternal and newborn health care needs of women in developing regions, critical gaps in service coverage, and the costs and benefits of fully meeting these needs.

annual report 2017 – #SRHR4ALL: because women and young people deserve nothing less

Published in 2018

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In 2017, SRHR advocates faced a major challenge with the reinstatement of the global gag rule, affecting the support for family planning and reproductive health and related programmes. This setback triggered the “SheDecides” global movement to re-establish the fundamental rights of girls and women to decide, and choose freely on matters pertaining to their sexual and […]

Mongolia Country Advocacy Brief – Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE): Evidence Based Advocacy Brief

Published in 2018

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Every sixth person or 15.7 percent of the population in Mongolia is a young person between 15 – 24 years of age. These young people faces a lot of sexual and reproductive health issues among which include high teenage pregnancy, STI and HIV infection. Forty-two percent of the STI infected population are young people aged […]

Protecting safe abortion in humanitarian settings: overcoming legal and policy barriers

Published in 2018

Source: Reproductive Health Matters (RHM)

Safe abortion services are routinely omitted from sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian settings for a variety of reasons, including improper deference to national law, the disproportionate influence of restrictive funding policies, and the failure to treat abortion as medical care. However, properly construed, abortion services fall within the purview of the universal and […]

World Family Planning – 2017 Highlights

Published in 2018

Source: Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

This publication presents new evidence on trends in contraceptive use and demand for family planning at the global, regional and country levels for married or in-union women. The estimates and projections for family planning indicators presented here are available from 1970 to 2030 for women of reproductive age (15 to 49 years) who are married […]

World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision, Key Findings and Advance Tables

Published in 2018

Source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division

The 2017 Revision of the World Population Prospects is the twenty-fifth round of official United Nations population estimates and projections, which have been prepared since 1951 by the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat. The 2017 publication builds on previous revisions by incorporating additional results from […]

Countering Sexual Violence in Conflict

Published in 2018

Source: Council on Foreign Relations, US

Sexual violence in conflict is viewed as a security challenge with such violence leading to consequences that increase the costs of armed conflict, rendering its management more difficult. Combating conflict-related sexual violence merits a higher place on the U.S. foreign policy agenda. This discussion paper looks at understanding conflict-related sexual violence which varies widely in […]

Report of the Secretary-General on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

Published in 2018

Source: United Nations

The eighth annual Report of the Secretary-General on Conflict-related Sexual Violence (S/2017/249), submitted pursuant to paragraph 22 of Security Council resolution 2106 (2013), focuses on sexual violence as both a tactic of war and a tactic of terrorism. The report spans 19 country situations, covering the period of January to December 2016, based on cases […]

Gender, the Environment and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

Published in 2018

Source: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

This report looks at gender inequalities as they relate to food and nutrition security and to the agriculture, energy, water, fisheries and forestry sectors in the Asia-Pacific region. It captures the key messages and policy lessons that could guide policymakers, private sector leaders and other actors involved in the gender and environmental arenas.

Rural Women’s Empowerment in the Sustainable Development Era: Priorities, Partnerships, and Policy for Transformational Change

Published in 2018

Source: Huairou Commission - Women, Homes & Community

This report highlights insights from the Rural Women’s Empowerment Initiative which represent a rural women’s vision for rural transformation. The sections in the report are dedicated to three major themes that emerged around rural women’s priorities, followed by conclusions and recommendations. The first is the need to formalize rural women’s role in decision making processes. […]

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