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Adolescents and Young People & Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Technical Reports and Document

 In the context of COVID 19, with the disruption of schools, routine health services and community-level centers, new ways of providing information and support to adolescents and young people for sexual and reproductive health and rights need to be established. Young people can be an important resource in mitigating risks, and community outreach in this crisis.  
 

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Gender Equality and Addressing Gender-based Violence (GBV) and Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Prevention, Protection and Response.

Technical Reports and Document

Gender Equality and Addressing Gender-based Violence (GBV) and Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Prevention, Protection and Response. 

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Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Modern Contraceptives and Other Medical Supply Needs, Including for COVID-19 Prevention, Protection and Response.

Technical Reports and Document

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Modern Contraceptives and Other Medical Supply Needs, Including for COVID-19 Prevention, Protection and Response.

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Technical Brief on the Implications of COVID-19 on Census

Technical Reports and Document

As the world grapples with the spread of COVID-19, UNFPA must address the implications of the outbreak on preparations and implementation of the 2020 census round. With 150 countries (including 85 UNFPA programme countries) scheduled to conduct census enumeration in 2020 and 2021, the potential disruption of the 2020 census round could be significant. The COVID-19 pandemic will threaten the successful conduct of censuses in many countries through delays, interruptions that compromise quality, or complete cancellation of census projects. Domestic and donor financing for census may be diverted to address COVID-19 leaving census without crucial funds. Several countries have already taken decisions to postpone the census, with many others yet to announce the way forward.

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COVID-19: A Gender Lens

Technical Reports and Document

Disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and 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. This needs to be considered, given the different impacts surrounding detection and access to treatment for women and men. 

Women represent 70 percent of the health and social sector workforce globally and special attention should be given to how their work environment may expose them to discrimination, as well as thinking about their sexual and reproductive health and psychosocial needs as frontline health workers. 

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Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Maternal and Newborn Health & COVID-19

Technical Reports and Document

High Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) in a country is a strong indication of a weak health system. The COVID-19 pandemic will further strain health systems, and is expected to severely impact the health systems of low- and middle-income countries - with worse impacts in countries experiencing fragility and humanitarian crises. Preparedness and response support to countries with high maternal mortality rates will be critical in low income countries - and in pockets of populations with high maternal mortality rates in middle-income countries. Such measures must pay special attention to ensuring the continuation of basic services such as maternal and newborn health and sexual and reproductive health services and supplies.

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OVERVIEW OF GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN SYRIA A

Situation Report

The crisis in Syria has been globally recognized as one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time, displacing millions inside the country and forcing millions of others take refuge in neighbouring countries throughout the region. One of the most egregious and often misunderstood manifestations of the violence afflicting Syrians is genderbased violence (GBV), which remains a serious protection issue, particularly for women and girls, who are most at risk of gender-based violence in any humanitarian crisis.

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HUMANITARIAN ACTION OVERVIEW 2020

Annual Report

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, appeals for $683 million to provide life-saving reproductive health and protection services to 48 million women, girls and young people, including 4 million pregnant women, in 57 countries affected by conflict or natural disasters in 2020.

The appeal, also known as UNFPA’s Humanitarian Action Overview, describes how women and girls face unique challenges during humanitarian disasters, from being more likely to die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth to an increased risk of gender-based violence. Globally, more than half of all maternal deaths take place in countries affected by humanitarian crisis and fragility.

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Reporting on Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Settings

Publication

In an effort to promote more ethical and professional reporting on gender-based violence, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has announced the launch of the second edition of the Journalist’s Handbook — a detailed guidebook on the principles of reporting on this essential subject.

Developed by UNFPA  Arab States Regional Humanitarian Response Hub, the Journalist’s Handbook offers a series of guides, tips and insights on the fundamentals of gender-based violence, its root causes, and the principles of reporting on it.

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Costing the Three Transformative Results

Fact Sheet

These fact sheets present the preliminary costs and projected expenditures of the three transformative results that UNFPA is committed to achieving by 2030: (a) ending preventable maternal deaths; (b) ending the unmet need for family planning; and (c) ending gender-based violence and harmful practices, including female genital mutilation and child marriage.

This study is a collaborative effort by UNFPA, the Johns Hopkins University, Victoria University, the University of Washington and Avenir Health.

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