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On Track | UNFPA India Newsletter | Issue #2

On Track | UNFPA India Newsletter | Issue #2

Newsletter

The second issue of 'On Track' covers a wide range of key achievements, encouraging progress and innovative initiatives undertaken by UNFPA in the third quarter towards ending preventable maternal deaths, unmet need for family planning, and gender-based violence and harmful practices.

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India Profile - Ending Child Marriage

India Profile - Ending Child Marriage

Fact Sheet

Child marriage is closely associated with poverty and is likely to increase girls’ vulnerabilities. Child marriage affects both girls and boys, but it affects girls disproportionately. Girls who marry young are often socially isolated and cut-off from family, friends and other support  systems.

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Women’s Ability to Decide about Sexual Relations, Contraceptive Use and Reproductive Health Care in India (SDG Indicator 5.6.1)

Women’s Ability to Decide about Sexual Relations, Contraceptive Use and Reproductive Health Care in India (SDG Indicator 5.6.1)

Technical Reports and Document

To achieve the SDG Goal by 2030, various types of barriers faced by women towards the utilization of sexual and reproductive health services need to be removed, including a strong push towards changes in social norms. Government policies that allow women and girls to exercise fully their reproductive rights must be prioritized.

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Integrating Menstrual Health and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Integrating Menstrual Health and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Publication

Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and menstrual health (MH) are fundamental to health, wellbeing, and gender equity. SRH and MH have deeply intertwined roots, biologically and socio-culturally; yet over the years, these integral components of health have not been addressed in conjunction, with joint programming or integration often overlooked in programs, policy and research, globally and in India.

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Advancing the Rights of Women and Girls: Panchayats Leading the Way

Advancing the Rights of Women and Girls: Panchayats Leading the Way

Publication

A compendium of success stories of women-friendly panchayats of India, is to inspire all panchayats to learn and adopt similar initiatives for advancing the rights of women and girls. Stories in the compendium have been carefully selected from 17 States and two Union Territories of India and showcase how panchayats have been leading the way for empowering women and girls.

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Registration of Marriages

Registration of Marriages

Technical Reports and Document

In this paper, we discuss the importance of marriage registration, the means for simplification of the process and how it contributes to improving women’s access to rights and entitlements.

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Menstrual Waste Management for Patna City/ Urban Local Bodies in Bihar

Menstrual Waste Management for Patna City/ Urban Local Bodies in Bihar

Technical Reports and Document

Unsafe management of waste, including, menstrual waste affects both the environment and human health. Patna is dense and growing urban centre. Ensuring health of its population and the surrounding environment will be critical for the city’s development.

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Menstrual Hygiene among Adolescent Girls: Key Insights from the NFHS-5 (2019-21)

Menstrual Hygiene among Adolescent Girls: Key Insights from the NFHS-5 (2019-21)

Technical Reports and Document

The onset of menstruation is one of the most important changes that occur among adolescent girls. The use of a hygienic method of menstrual management is imperative for her health and personal hygiene and, vital to her empowerment, and dignity

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Child Marriage in Bihar: Key Insights from the NFHS-5 (2019-21)

Child Marriage in Bihar: Key Insights from the NFHS-5 (2019-21)

Technical Reports and Document

Child marriage has declined over one and a half decades, however, it the incidence remains high in Bihar with around 41% of the women in the age group of 20-24 marrying before 18.

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Child Marriage in West Bengal: Key Insights from the NFHS-5 (2019-21)

Child Marriage in West Bengal: Key Insights from the NFHS-5 (2019-21)

Technical Reports and Document

Child marriage has declined over one and a half decades, however, it the incidence remains high in West Bengal with around 42% of the women in the age group of 20-24 marrying before 18.

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