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The year 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which invigorated how the world thinks about population, development and reproductive rights. The ICPD underscored that investing in individual human rights, capabilities and dignity, across multiple sectors and throughout the life course, is the foundation of sustainable development. As part of in-country...
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Fifty years ago, it was hard for women to obtain contraception and relatively easy to die giving birth. Many women were unable to decide whom and when to marry, and when or whether to have children. A worldwide movement to give women real choices in life culminated in the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), where a consensus was reached about the links between women’s empowerment, sex...
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The policy brief highlights the status of youth in Zambia. Zambia has a young population, with 65% under the age of 25 and 52% under the age of 18. The Seventh National Development Plan (2017-2021), recognises that Zambian youth can, with effective support, play a significant role in realizing its Vision 2030 of transitioning from a low to middle income country by 2030.