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2014 Annual Report of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

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This report documents major achievements and innovations in 2014, the initial year of Phase II of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting.

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Girlhood, Not Motherhood

Girlhood, Not Motherhood

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When a girl becomes pregnant, her present and future change radically, and rarely for the better. Pregnancy before a girl is physically, developmentally and socially ready jeopardizes her right to a safe, successful transition into adulthood.

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Emerging Evidence, Lessons and Practice in Comprehensive Sexuality Education, a global review

Emerging Evidence, Lessons and Practice in Comprehensive Sexuality Education, a global review

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Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) has attracted growing interest and attention over recent years. This is demonstrated and reinforced by increased political commitment globally and the development of expert guidance, standards, curricula and other tools to strengthen the implementation of CSE in practice. Across the world, there are a wide range of different approaches to delivering sexuality education; at this stage in the evolution of the field, it is timely to take stock of the evidence, practice and lessons learned to date. 

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Joint Statement by United Nations agencies in the Arab States Region on the

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On the occasion of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), United Nations agencies reiterate their position that FGM/C is a grave violation of the human rights of women and girls, and a harmful practice that can have profoundly detrimental impact on their health, including their psychological, sexual and reproductive health and can sometimes cause their death.

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Analysis of the midwifery workforce in selected Arab countries

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This report was commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund(UNFPA) Arab States Regional Office (ASRO). The main coordinators from UNFPA were Maha El Adawy and Mohamed Afifi, with support from Luc de Bernis and Michaela Michel-Schuldt. 

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Arab States Regional Midwifery Conference Statement

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The Arab States Regional Midwifery Conference Statement is an outcome of the Second Regional Midwifery Conference in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia held from 1 through 2 April 2014.  

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2014 Arab FBOs Declaration in Support of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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Toward Enhancing The Faith-Based Organizations’ Role in Arab States in the Field of Sexual and Reproductive Health Beyond 2015

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Position Paper on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Arab States

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This position paper builds on the findings of the regional consultation with participation from representatives from ministries of health and UNFPA from 13 countries: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, and Yemen convened by UNFPA’s Arab States Regional Office to discuss the place of sexual and reproductive health in the new health agenda, and particularly in universal health coverage.  

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Cairo Declaration of Arab States Civil Society Organizations

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Common position of Arab States Civil Society Organizations in support of the ICPD Agenda Beyond 2014 in Preparation for the International Development Agenda Post 2015. 

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The Role of Data in Addressing Violence against Women and Girls

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As the global spotlight has turned more sharply over the last decade on the persistence of violence against women and girls, the need for more and better data to inform evidence-based programming in order to address this human rights violation has escalated. As this brochure describes, advocates and defenders of women’s and girls’ safety and rights, as well as international agencies, national policymakers and donors, need to to understand the nature and magnitude of the violence. They seek information and guidance on how statistically sound data can be collected on a subject that, though present and often pervasive in most societies and cultures, is sensitive and often hidden.

 

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