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A policy brief on Contraception and Family Planning, Preventing Unsafe Abortion and Accessing Postabortion Care, and Maternal Health. This brief is Part 1 of a three-part series entitled “Status of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Zambia,” reporting on progress, gaps, and existing challenges in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRH&R).

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A policy brief on Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health. This brief is Part 2 of a three-part series entitled “Status of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Zambia,” reporting on progress, gaps, and existing challenges in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRH&R).

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A policy brief on Violence Against Women and HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment. This brief is Part 3 of a three-part series entitled “Status of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Zambia,” reporting on progress, gaps, and existing challenges in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRH&R).

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A policy brief based on identified key factors that lead to adolescent pregnancy. Adolescent girls have the right to education, health, dignity, nondiscrimination, and quality of life. Adolescent pregnancy undermines girls’ human rights and compromises their opportunity to fully realize their socioeconomic development potential.
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A policy brief on child marriage in Zambia. Child marriage deprives adolescent girls of their reproductive health rights and impinges upon their opportunity to realize their full potential and enjoy their human rights. Protecting girls from child marriage is a national priority in protecting girls’ rights and achieving progress in national development.

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The UNFPA Zambia Annual Report 2016 documents our rights-based results in the year 2016, a period that covers both the tail-end achievements of the 7th Country Programme and initial stages of the 8th Country Programme. 

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Zambia's youthful population can offer a unique opportunity for accelerated economic growth if fertility declines rapidly, resulting in an age structure with more people in the working-ages relative to dependent children. This would create an opportunity for the country to experience a sustained period of rapid economic growth, referred to as the "demographic dividend".
 
In December 2016, Zambia’s Demographic Dividend Study Report was officially launched by H.E. Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia. The study assessed the economic and human development potential of Zambia in the short, medium and long-term using a comprehensive approach. It generated relevant policy and programme information to guide a well-blended policy-mix required to propel Zambia towards achieving its Vision 2030 aspiration of becoming a prosperous middle income country.
 
 
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Investing in 10-year-old girls could yield huge demographic dividend, pump billions into national economies

  • Girls are less likely than boys to complete schooling and more likely to face forced marriage, child labour, female genital mutilation and other undermining practices.
  • More than half of the world’s 60 million 10-year-old girls live in the 48 countries with the worst gender inequality.
  • $21 billion a year dividend for developing countries can be unlocked if all 10-year-old girls complete secondary education.
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In order to strengthen the national multi-sectoral response to child marriage, Government of the Republic of Zambia - with support from UNFPA, UNICEF, UKAID through the Department for International Development (DFID), the Government of Canada and other stakeholders - developed a National Strategy on Ending Child Marriage (2016 to 2021).

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The UNFPA Zambia 2015 annual report highlights continued efforts to break the cycle of unfulfilled sexual and reproductive rights for women and young people, thus making a difference in their lives in the course of the year. 
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