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Improving Maternal Health Outcomes

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Situates the CO’s work in maternal health as a way of facilitating safe deliveries, healthy babies and healthy mothers

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Positioning Faith-Based Organizations as Agents of Change

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Describes the proceedings of the landmark national faith based conference where religious leaders were brought on board the SRHR train. 

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Demystifying Fistula and Restoring Dignity in women

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Focuses on obstetric fistula, and the work of UNFPA in bringing succour and restoring dignity to the victims.

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Leaving No One Behind through Direct Community Interventions

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Chronicles some of the field/grassroots interventions and engagements of the CO with vulnerable groups and through which the support of community members and traditional gatekeepers were leveraged to address their issues 

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

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Reports on the innovative ways the CO observed the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in 2018.

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UNFPA Ghana Country Office Annual Report 2018

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Can you imagine a world where every pregnancy is wanted every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential
is fulfilled? This is the critical vision that lies at the core of UNFPA’s global, regional and country efforts. As the political
and financial climate evolves, so does the nature of our work.

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Five Year Strategic Plan to Address Adolescent Pregnancy In Ghana 2018 - 2022

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The five-year strategic plan to address adolescent pregnancy is informed by several factors. Ghana's population is largely youthful with 22.4 percent of the population classified as adolescents of age 10-19 years and about 62 percent being less than 25 years as at 2010. Ghana's demographic transition also shows the onset of a demographic dividend, driven by a changing age structure characterized by a shrinking children's population and expanding economically active population, thereby also reducing the dependency burden.

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State of World Population 2017

State of World Population Report

Right now, the combined wealth of the world’s 2,473 billionaires, as calculated by Wealth-X, exceeds $7.7 trillion. That’s equivalent to the combined gross domestic product of an astonishing four fifths of the world’s countries
in 2015. It means that while some privileged households budget for billions, many hundreds of millions of families barely scrape by on less than $1.25 a day.
 
This is a path that we pursue at our peril. The yawning gap between the richest and the poorest is not only unfair, but a risk to economies, communities and nations. In 2015, in recognition of this risk, the world’s governments agreed that the path to sustainable development for the next 15 years must be built on a foundation of equality, inclusiveness and universal enjoyment of rights.

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State of the World Population Report 2016

State of World Population Report

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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SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS OF ADOLESCENT GIRLS

SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS OF ADOLESCENT GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN IN GHANA - SYNTHESIZING DATA TO IDENTIFY AND WORK WITH THE MOST VULNERABLE YOUNG WOMEN

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Adolescents and young people are entitled to decent livelihoods; however, girls face disproportionate risks and distinctive consequences related to the vulnerabilities they experience. Young girls compared to their male counterparts are more likely to drop out of school, to marry at an early age, and to bear the consequences of poor sexual and reproductive health outcomes. Adolescent girls confront distinct physical and social vulnerabilities that threaten their human rights and livelihoods. The needs and opportunities for girls’ and boys’ diverge during early adolescence, with girls entering puberty on average two years earlier than boys. For many girls in the developing world, this marks the beginning of a protracted risk period during which they have little or no control over critical social, health, and economic outcomes. Girls are disproportionately vulnerable to violations of their human rights, inadequate reproductive health services, education and subjected to child marriage - all limiting realization of their full human potential. The recognition that adolescent girls and young women face a complex array of issues led the UNFPA Country Office (CO) to initiate an in-depth situational analysis of adolescent girls and young women in Ghana. The aim of the situational analysis was to identify and work to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights (including gender-based violence and child marriage) vulnerabilities adolescent girls and young women face.

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