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Towards a Decade of Actions and Achievements, UNFPA Ghana 2019 Annual Report

Annual Report

UNFPA Ghana declared 2019 a year of preparation for a Decade of Action and Achievement (2020–2030). It was a significant year for all of us at UNFPA as we celebrated 50 years as an organization and 25 years of the ICPD Programme of Action, the blueprint that guides our work

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The Maiden CACPD Youth4Youth Forum Outcome Document

Declarations and Statement

This Outcome Document is the primary resolution adopted by more than 200 young people from across China and Africa at the maiden Youth4Youth Forum, where they agreed to collectively advocate for the empowerment of young people; including women and girls to ensure they have quality education, access to quality healthcare, zero discrimination on the basis of gender and access to entrepreneurship and meaningful employment opportunities.

 

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Photobook on the plight of Kayayei in Ghana

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Across all major markets in Ghana, you will spot Kayayei or female head porters. These groups of adolescent girls or young women, ranging from age 12 to 35, carry goods and wares on their head in large aluminum pans. Most Kayayei migrate down, predominantly from the Northern and Upper West Regions, to Southern Ghana in attempt to escape poverty and other harmful practices such as child and forced marriages and female genital mutilation by working in this informal sector.

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ASSESSMENT OF THE INTEGRATED ASRH PROGRAMME (SISTAS' CLUB INITIATIVE) FOR SELECTED GIRLS IN SIX REGIONS IN GHANA

Technical Reports and Document

Many adolescents struggle with the consequences of teenage pregnancy, early and forced marriage, sexual harassment, rape, unsafe abortion and other forms of domestic violence. They face increased risk of complications from pregnancy, childbirth, unsafe abortion and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), which cause the death of many. Globally, there is comparatively a large proportion of adolescents in low and middle-income countries and related high rates of STIs, unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortion and early parenthood

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State of World Population 2019

State of World Population Report

Fifty years ago, it was hard for women to obtain contraception and relatively easy to die giving birth. Many women were unable to decide whom and when to marry, and when or whether to have children.

A worldwide movement to give women real choices in life culminated in the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), where a consensus was reached about the links between women’s empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, and rights and sustainable development.

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UNFPA Ghana Compact of Commitment

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UNFPA Ghana’s Compact of Commitment: Succinctly summarizes the CO’s areas of operations, garnished with statistics on current issues we are dealing with, and the universal approaches we are employing to achieve results.

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Promoting Rights and Choices through Family Planning

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Discusses our work in promoting rights and choices in a strategic way that recognizes and gives credit to our partners, donors and individuals who enable us to sustain our programming in Family Planning.

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Engaging with the First Lady To Help Girls Realize their Dreams

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Documents some of our engagements with the Office of the First Lady of Ghana; a high profile Partner in our work with adolescents.

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Engaging with the Second Lady To Protect the Rights of Women and End GBV

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Speaks to the CO’s engagements with the Office of the Second Lady of Ghana on SGBV issues, through the establishment of CoPASH (Coalition of People Against Sexual and Gender Based Violence & Harmful Practices) supported by UNFPA

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Igniting the Youth Potential by Inclusion (The YoLe Fellowship Program)

Publications

Zeroes in on the CO’s commitment to walking the talk of ‘youth inclusion’ as codified in the SG’s Youth Strategy (Youth 2030) The document reflects on the impact of the YoLe program in just 2 months of operation; developing the capacity of young people to become leaders in the SRHR and international ecosystem.

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