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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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State of the world population report 2019

The year 2019 marks two important milestones in the field of reproductive health and rights: 50 years since UNFPA began operations, and 25 years since the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo.

The report shows that while much has been gained, much remains to be done to empower those who are not yet able to enjoy their rights and whose choices are still constrained. The pursuit of rights and choices for all is ongoing, with new challenges emerging all the time. 

 

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UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled ensuring rights and choices for all. Alligned with the post-2015 development agenda and the global framework of the Sustainable Develppment Goals, UNFPA expands the possibilities for womn and young people to lead healthy and productive lives.

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UNFPA partnered with Centre for Women’s Development Studies (CWDS) to explore the current situation in select sites in Haryana and Maharashtra, with different histories of sex selection, in order to get a better sense of what is changing and why.

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Girl's empowerment and well-being: A pathway to sustainable and smart cities

UNFPA and SNEHA were involved in an 18 month long journey with young adolescent girls from the slum communities of Kalwa in the Thane district of Maharashtra. This document  attempts to celebrate the spirit of that journey by sharing the processes involved and the innovations and stories of change that emerged at the individual level. The stories compiled are those where girls have felt empowered, stories where girls experienced joy and happiness, tales where they have made an attempt to bring about small changes in the community and have become agents of change. These stories were collected in the last four months of the programme, between January and April 2018. Some of these are about lives of individuals while others are based on discussions with small groups of girls.
These narratives aim to bring out the processes involved in implementing the programme. Consent of individuals was sought to include their stories, quotes and pictures.

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Winds of change short story book

The Action for Adolescent Girls (AAG) programme of UNFPA is reaching out to some of the most marginalized adolescent girls across a dozen countries. In India, AAG is being implemented in select tribal districts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha.

In Madhya Pradesh, the project is known as Samriddhi (prosperity). A partnership between SBI Foundation and UNFPA, Samriddhi spans 150 villages in the Bijawar and Badamalhara blocks of Chhatarpur District.

Vikas Gupta, the social media moderator at the UNFPA India country office, visited Chhatarpur to document the progress of the project. While he brought back detailed notes and countless photographs, this memoir is about those little discoveries that rarely make it to project reports.

 

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