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The sex ratio at birth (SRB) in India has become more masculine in the recent decades. The imbalance in sex ratios stems from strong son preference combined with declining fertility, and the availability of and access to sonographic scanning during pregnancy. The practice of gender biased sex selection continues even though India has enacted laws banning the use of pre-natal diagnostic techniques for sex detection.

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Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and communities. Such practices result in acute and often irreversible harm but may be accepted as normal, even beneficial.

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The study supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and published by the Institute for Human Development (IHD), analyses the relationship between the pattern of migration and the pattern of development, looking at both demographic and economic variables.

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This report captures the unique essence, substance and outcomes of the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25: Accelerating the Promise, co-convened by the governments of Kenya, Denmark and UNFPA on 12-14 November, 2019.

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Balancing Sex ratios- Pathways to change

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In an attempt to establish a socially smart city where people centric interventions are steered through youth and community engagement programmes, UNFPA, Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) joined hands in 2017 for the Smart City Mission. 

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Centre for Women’s Development Studies (CWDS), in partnership with UNFPA, had undertaken a desk review of various macro level data sources on women’s status based on select themes.   The selected themes for the study are Health Status; Educational Status; Economic Status; Violence against Women; and Demographic, Social and Political Status.

The objective of this exercise was to document the availability of data on key indicators which can be used to analyse the status of women in India. The study report provides detailed information on key indicators and related data sources, and gives the specificities and limitations of selected sources from a gender perspective in terms of coverage, methods and concepts used. The report also identifies a set of critical indicators for which data are non-existent, inadequate or of poor quality.
Additionally, the report offers guidelines and suggestions for improving the present status of statistics on women and on the possibilities of developing new data collection mechanisms and surveys.

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A brochure on "Addressing Harmful Practices in India Programme framework & strategies" . Programme Framework and strategies.

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A Photo Essay on Empowering Adolescent Girls and Ending Child Marriage in India

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A photo essay on managing menstrual health as part of UNFPA’s programming for empowerment of adolescent girls
 

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