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Publications: Advocacy


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Family Planning Advocacy in 18 Countries

Strengthening Advocacy at UNFPA with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

In 2012 and 2013, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provided support to UNFPA to strengthen transition to the new Executive leadership and advocacy work in family planning. Through this grant, funds were provided to 18 countries with high unmet need for family planning.
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Managing Gender-based Violence Programmes in Emergencies

E-learning companion guide

UNFPA has launched a companion guide to its free e-learning course for professionals who are working to address Gender Based Violence in humanitarian contexts. The e-learning course uses problems that practitioners currently face and case scenarios from real-life humanitarian contexts to guide learning. Integrated throughout the modules are videos, learning activities and quizzes that both engage the learner, and support participants’ varying learning styles. The new companion guide not only covers all of the content in the e-learning, but also provides new case studies, sample tools, best practices, and activities.
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Capacity Development Matters

A practical guide

This Guide describes what capacity development is and how UNFPA is applying it in specific countries. The first chapter provides an overview of capacity development and some basic definitions; the second highlights examples of practice in action from the field; and the third consists of a series of tools and resources that maybe useful when developing and implementing capacity development programmes. This guide is primarily meant for UNFPA technical and programme staff but may also serve other United Nations agencies, partner organizations and Member States.
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Ten Good Practices in Essential Supplies for Family Planning and Maternal Health

UNFPA is intensifying strategic support to voluntary family planning through its Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security. Countries participating in the Global Programme are now reporting their own success stories backed by measureable results. This publication shares numerous examples of activities in countries participating in the Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security as of 2011. Examples are included from Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Lao PDR, Madagascar, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone. Many are Stream 1 countries in the GPRHCS, which means they receive sustained, multi-year support.
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Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Accelerating Change

Funding proposal

UNFPA and UNICEF are working  towards  accelerated abandonment of female genital mutilation/ cutting within 17 countries by 2012. The focus of this joint funding proposal is to leverage social dynamics towards abandonment within selected communities that practice FGM/C. The main strategic approach is to gain the support of an initial core group, which decides to abandon FGM/C and mobilises a sufficient number of people to facilitate a tipping point and thereby create a rapid social shift of the cutting social convention norm.
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Strengthening Country Office Capacity to Support Sexual and Reproductive Health in the New Aid Environment

Report of a technical consultation meeting: wrap-up assessment of the 2008–2011 UNFPA–WHO collaborative project

This report takes stock of the progress of sexual and reproductive health initiatives of the UNFPA and World Health Organization in four countries in 2011: Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malawi, Senegal and Tajikistan. The studies also focus on how the role of the country offices of the two agencies has changed in the context of sexual and reproductive health.    
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Opportunity in Crisis

Preventing HIV from early adolescence to early adulthood

This report contains important new data about why young people are key to defeating the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, including results from more than 60 new national surveys. It reaffirms that we must accord top priority to making investments in the well-being of young people and to engaging them in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
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Accelerating Change: 2010 Annual Report

UNFPA/UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

This report documents progress during the third year of the Joint Programme. In 2010, the programme was implemented in Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Egypt, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda, with Eritrea, Mali and Mauritania also receiving some technical and financial assistance.  
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The End is in Sight: 2009 Annual Report

Moving Toward the Abandonment of FGM/C

In  2009, the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on the Abandonment of FGM/C expanded activities to reach 12 of the 17 countries covered. This report document its activities. In 2009, a core feature of the programme’s implementation was the fostering of partnerships: with government authorities both at the local and national levels, religious authorities and local religious leaders, the media, civil society organizations of women and in the education and reproductive health sectors. In 2009, these partnerships have served to disseminate knowledge, empower communities and foster an enabling environment for collective social change towards a shift in the FGM/C social norm. By mainstreaming FGM/C into the reproductive health sector, the programme has also contributed to an improvement in the wellbeing of girls and women already subjected to FGM/C.  
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Accelerating Efforts to Advance the Rights of Adolescent Girls: A UN Joint Statement

Its title, 'Accelerating Efforts to Advance the Rights of Adolescent Girls,' describes the joint pledge by UNFPA, UNICEF, ILO, UNESCO, UNIFEM, and WHO to intensify support  to advance key policies and programmes that empower the hardest-to-reach adolescent girlsin developing countries, particularly those aged 10 to 14 years old.
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