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This leaflet provides a brief introduction to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and its work in China.

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders in 2015 outlined an integrated and ambitious development agenda towards 2030, where young people’s health, in particular their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), has been strongly emphasized. In China, several national policy documents have addressed young people’s SRHR. However, the current situation of young people’s SRHR in China is concerning.

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A rights-based advocacy kit on family planning developed by UNFPA, in cooperation with the China National Health and Family Planning Commission.

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A meeting report summarising the roundtable discussion on women's health through life course and empowerment in August 2017.

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As an expression of a harmful practice, gender-biased sex selection (GBSS) in favor of boys is a symptom of pervasive social, cultural, political and economic injustices against girls and women. GBSS leads to distorted levels of sex ratio at birth (SRB).
 
Analysis of data indicates that in recent decades, imbalanced SRB favoring boys have grown in a number of South Asian, East Asian, and Central Asian as well as East European countries. China has witnessed the most prolonged and significantly skewed SRB among the countries facing a similar challenge.
 
 
 
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The guidance is to support curriculum developers and programme managers to create and adapt comprehensive sexuality education curricula that is appropriate to their context, along with effective implementation and monitoring measures.

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The Essential Services Package was created by the United Nations Joint Global Programme on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence, which was launched by UNFPA and UN Women in December 2013, with support and funding from the Government of Spain and the Australian Government. The participating UN agencies include: UNFPA, UN WOMEN, WHO, UNDP and UNODC.

The joint programme aims to bridge the gap between international commitments on ending and responding to gender-based violence and what is actually implemented at the country level.

Five modules – an overview as well as standards and guidelines for the health, police and justice, social services, and coordination and governance sectors – were finalized in December 2015 and launched at the Global Conference on Ending Violence against Women in Istanbul (co-organized by UNFPA, UNW and the Government of Turkey). 

A sixth module, on implementation, was launched in 2017.

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What do economic inequality and family planning have in common? The surprising link between the two is explored in the State of World Population 2017, the flagship report of UNFPA.

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Perinatal mental health problems are associated with increased physical illness and higher mortality among women and children. Mental health problems are associated with risky sexual behaviour and substance abuse, which can lead to unintended pregnancy, GBV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV.

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