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18 October 2017

Unchecked inequality and failure to protect the rights of poorest women could undermine peace and world’s development goals, new UNFPA report warns

• Only about half of the world’s women hold paid jobs • Globally, women earn 77 per cent of what men get • Three in five women worldwide lack maternity leave, many pay “motherhood penalty”

13 October 2017

UNFPA India marks International Day of the Girl Child in Rajasthan

Among the adolescent girls were those who were affected by child marriage, some who have dropped out of the school and a few whose parents stopped them from pursuing higher education or taking sports as a career.

11 October 2017

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day of the Girl Child 11 October 2017

Today and every day, let us support the power of girls before, during and after crises to build better futures for themselves and their communities.

Videos

Adolescents speak out their minds at the Transforming India Exhibition at UN Office
Adolescents from ASN School share their 'Transforming India' thoughts and plans
Empowering Adolescent Girls: A Community Intervention Program In Urban Slums Of Thane City
The programme aims to empower marginalized adolescent girls living in vulnerable communities of Thane, Maharashtra
The Hunger Project Film #GirlsChangeTracks
girls from a UNFPA supported girls' empowerment intervention in Bihar traveled to Rajasthan

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India ageing report 2017
This report takes stock of ageing situation in India, some of the concerns and policy...
This paper is part of a technical paper series covering interconnections between sex...

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