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This year’s State of the World Population (SWOP) report comes at the 50th anniversary of the creation of UNFPA, the UN agency for sexual and reproductive health, and the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The report analyzes the progress the world has made regarding the promises of the ICPD including putting individuals in charge of their own reproductive decisions and empowering women and girls as a precondition for development. The report also identifies areas of improvement and tells stories of women who lived through the transformative decades since the promises of the ICDP were first made.

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The conflict in Syria has created one of the most severe and protracted humanitarian crises in the world today. The Regional Situation Report for the Syria Crisis offers a bird’s eye view of UNFPA’s response to the Syria Crisis.

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This publication is an attempt to highlight the plight of adolescent girls who have survived one of the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. The information, stories and quotations provided not only shed light on the challenges they face on a day-to-day basis, but also highlight their hopes, aspirations and their courageous efforts to find their place amid the chaos of conflict.

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The conflict in Syria has created one of the most severe and protracted humanitarian crises in the world today. Millions have been displaced both inside the country and outside as refugees, especially in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

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The United Nations Population Fund Arab States Regional Office in partnership with the World Organization of the Scout Movement, and the Mediterranean Forum for Youth, organized the first-ever Youth Forum in the Arab Region, which was held at the Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Library and Hassan II international forums centre in Assilah, Kingdom of Morocco from 19-21 December 2018.

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The year 2018 was another challenging period for millions of women and girls whose lives have been upended by conflict, hazards, pandemics and displacement. A staggering 136 million people needed aid, an estimated 34 million of whom were women of reproductive age; 5 million of those women were pregnant.

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Through 136 Women and Girls Safe Spaces, 135 primary healthcare facilities, and 41 youth centers, UNFPA continues to provide essential reproductive health and gender-based violence  services to women, girls, men and boys impacted by the Syria crisis.

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Through 132 Women and Girls Safe Spaces, 134 primary healthcare facilities, and 36 youth centers, UNFPA continues to provide essential reproductive health and gender-based violence  services to women, girls, men and boys impacted by the Syria crisis.

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In cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency (UNFPA) produced a study on Gender Justice and the Law which provides a systematic review of the laws in 18 countries of the Arab states region to assess whether they promote or impede equality between women and men and provide protection against gender-based violence. The countries included in the study are: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, State of Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen. Collectively, this study refers to these countries as the Arab states region.

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UNFPA, in partnership with UNDP, UN Women, and ESCWA, has conducted a study on Gender Justice and the Law in the Arab States region to provide a comprehensive assessment of laws and policies affecting gender equality and protection against gender-based violence in the Arab states region. The study is composed of an introductory piece that describes the background, rationale, analytical framework and methodology, and a total of 18 country profiles. Each country profile maps the country’s key legislative and policy developments regarding gender justice. This country profile presents the findings of the study relating to Egypt.

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