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Maternal Death Surveillance and Response: Annual Report 2017

The report was produced with the aim of (1) documenting maternal death cases for the year 2017, (2) providing adescriptive analysis of clinical events by looking at possible causes of maternal mortality, and (3) drawing lessons learned and recommendations for future practice.

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State of World Population 2018

Not so long ago, most people had large families: five children, on average. Where once there was one global fertility rate, today there are many, with differences wider than at any point in human history.

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Gender-Related Laws, Policies and Practices in Lebanon

This report was published by UNFPA, UNDP and UN Women with the aim of producing a tool that would allow actors promoting gender-based justice and equality in Lebanon to better understand the legislations and policies in place, with four main sections: (1) general overview of Lebanon's commitments at the international, constitution, national policies and strategies level; (2) outline of main aspects of discrimination and violence against women and girls in Lebanon through presenting the relevant laws; (3) protective laws adopted by Lebanon in the recent years; (4) outline of the main procedural and structural obstacles affecting access to gender-based justice and its consequences, and the obstacles that affect the most marginalized groups.

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Youth Mixed Migration in Beirut: Driving Factors, Lived Experiences, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: A Pilot Study

The objective of the study is to generate new and timely data on the situation of youth refugees and migrants in Greater Beirut as they seek integration and opportunities. The study additionally aimed at identifying the drivers of youth migration, including both push and pull factors among youth migrants, and determining the service needs, experiences and accessibility issues of youth migrants in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, youth empowerment, and gender-based violence.

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UNFPA Annual Report 2017

Year on year, millions of women and adolescents in 155 countries and territories have been progressively able to exercise their sexual and reproductive health and rights. This is in no small measure as a result of UNFPA programmes and activities.

The UNFPA strategic plan for 2014-2017 set ambitious targets for increasing access to sexual and reproductive health services. These services have empowered millions of women to make their own decisions about whether, when or how often to become pregnant. They have enabled millions of teenagers to avoid unplanned pregnancy, and to make safe and healthy transitions to adulthood. And they have slowed the unnecessary and cruel tide of maternal death.

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Gender Equality in Lebanon: Reality, Challenges & Prospects

A reading from the perspective of the Fifth Goal of the SDG 2030

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Population aging and policy options in the Arab region

The number of older people is growing fast in the Arab Region. According to the UN Population Division, the region’s population aged 60 and older (60+) is going to almost double in 15 years, increasing from 27 million in 2015 to 50 million in 2030, and by 2045, increasing to more than 80 million. 

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Knowledge, Attitudes & Practices of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Towards Family Planning

This study aims to (1) examine the knowledge and attitudes of Syrian refugees towards various contraceptive methods, including perceptions of their side effects; (2) assess the prevalence and patterns of contraceptive use; (3) explore possible programme and policy interventions to ensure universal access to family planning services and information among refugees in Lebanon; (4) generate data and statistics regarding increased access to family planning as a result of implementing focused interventions.

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State of the World Population Report

UNFPA’s Worlds Apart report calls for actions that lead to a brighter future, where all women govern their own lives, have equal access to sexual and reproductive health care and have the knowledge, skills and power to find gainful employment.

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State of the World Population Report 2016

When a girl reaches age 10, her world changes. A flurry of life-changing events pulls her in many directions. Where she ends up depends on the support she receives and the power she has to shape her own future. In some parts of the world, a 10-year-old girl, on the verge of adolescence, sees limitless possibilities ahead and begins making choices that will influence her education and, later, her work and her life. But in other parts of the world, a 10-year-old girl’s horizons are limited. As she reaches puberty, a formidable combination of relatives, figures in her community, social and cultural norms, institutions and discriminatory laws block her path forward. By age 10, she may be forced to marry. She may be pulled out of school to begin a lifetime of childbearing and servitude to her husband. At 10, she may become property, a commodity that can be bought and sold.

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