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Addressing Gender-Biased Sex Selection and Skewed Sex Ratio at Birth in China: Case Summary

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Gender equality is a human right and a precondition for further development and poverty alleviation. Empowered women can contribute to health and productivity of family and community, which would benefit the prosperity of next generation.

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Outcome document of the second China-Africa conference on population and development

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Outcome document of the second China-Africa conference on population and development

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UNFPA China Policy Brief: Ending unintended pregnancies among Chinese youth by 2030

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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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Rights-based advocacy kit on family planning

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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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The economic miracles and demographic dividend in China: Abstract

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Demographic dividend is an economic concept based on demography. The important precondition of reaping demographic dividend is the demographic window created by demographic transition, however, the demographic window will not automatically be turned into demographic dividend. 

China's experiences have proved that demographic window could only be turned into demographic dividend and become an important source of economic growth if coupled with compatible domestic economic and social development policies and the favorable international economic environment.

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Meeting report on women's health through life course and empowerment

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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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UNFPA China Policy Brief: Towards a normal sex ratio at birth in China

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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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UNFPA China Policy Brief: Equitable and healthy ageing as a driver of sustainable development in China

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The largest aged population in the world are now living in China.

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International technical guidance on sexuality education

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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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Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence

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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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