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Against My Will

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.

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COVID-19: A Gender Lens

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 A technical brief underscoring how disease outbreaks (including the COVID-19) affect women and men differently, and how 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.

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UNFPA Zambia Annual Report 2019

Annual Report

The UNFPA Zambia Annual Report 2019 highlights key achievements and deliverables towards improving the health and development of women and young people in Zambia, in line with the national priorities as outlined in the 7th National Development plan, the United Nations Sustainable Development and  Partnership Framework and UNFPA global Transformative Results

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State of World Population 2019

State of World Population Report

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, sexual and reproductive health, and rights and sustainable development.

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Policy Brief_State of Youth in Zambia

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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.

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Policy Brief_Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care in Zambia

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The policy brief highlights the status of Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) in Zambia.

As part of key actions to prevent maternal and neonatal deaths, the Government of Zambia is providing Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) services in health facilities, in line with Zambia's development aspirations.

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UNFPA Zambia Annual Report 2018

Annual Report

The UNFPA Zambia Annual Report 2018 highlights key milestones and achievements recorded with UNFPA support, towards achieving UNFPA's transformative results of ending unmet need for family planning; ending preventable maternal deaths; and ending gender-based violence and harmful practices, including child marriage.

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UNFPA East and Southern Africa Annual Report 2018

Annual Report

Looking back on our work in 2018, we made great strides in fulfilling our promise to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights in East and Southern Africa (ESA).Through our evidence-based advocacy and strategic engagement with different partners and stakeholders, we contributed to transforming the policy environment in the region. Many countries in the ESA region introduced and revised progressive policies regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), especially on HIV prevention, child marriage and comprehensive sexuality education.

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The Power of Choice: Reproductive Rights and the Demographic Transition

State of World Population Report

Not so long ago, most people had large families: five children, on average. Where once there was one global fertility rate, today there are many, with differences wider than at any point in human history.

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Zambia's Seventh National Development Plan (2017-2021) Implementation Plan

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The Implementation Plan of the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) has been developed to operationalise the main policy document, outlining the strategic development trajectory for the country for the period 2017 -2021.

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