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COVID-19: A Gender Lens

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Disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse. This needs to be considered, given the different impacts surrounding detection and access to treatment for women and men.

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The Safeguard Young People Programme Phase II Report 2017-2019

Situation Report

SYP has been implemented by UNFPA and its regional and national partners since November 2013 in eight Southern African countries. Since then UNFPA successfully achieved a number of country and regional results in two Phases, which are detailed in this report. 

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Our Journey

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These Safeguard Young People best practices have been implemented for periods varying between three and six years. With a clear description of strategies selected, lessons learned, what worked and what didn’t work, the step-by-step implementation processes documented here allow these best practices to be scaled up in different settings.

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Youth Enterprise Model: No Wealth Without Health

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UNFPA’s Youth Enterprise Model (YEM) project in Uganda creates opportunities and spaces for young people to acquire the skills needed for business and work, together with the information needed to make safe, responsible decisions related to their sexual and reproductive health. In 2018, an evaluation assessed the effectiveness, efficiency, impact, relevance, and sustainability of YEM during its five years of operation. This publication summarizes the findings.

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Kingdom of Eswatini: Facts and Prospects

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Classified as a Lower Middle-Income Country, Eswatini is placed in the orange quadrant mode of engagement of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), suggesting multiple socioeconomic development inequalities with significant potential to limit the long-term economic aspirations of the country.

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Republic of South Africa: Facts and Prospects

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The Republic of South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th largest country in the world by land area. Classified as an Upper Middle-Income Country, South Africa falls in the yellow quadrant mode of engagement, underlined by appreciable economic growth and gaps of inequality requiring concerted actions.

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Republic of Seychelles: Facts and Prospects

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The Republic of Seychelles has no indigenous population, with the current population comprising immigrant generations. Seychelles enjoys a stable political system with good public sector governance. It ranked second with a score of 73.4 in the 2017 Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance.

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Kingdom of Lesotho: Facts and Prospects

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Classified as a Lower-Middle-Income Country, the Kingdom of Lesotho is geographically surrounded by South Africa. In line with recommendations made by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Government of Lesotho is currently undertaking key Constitutional and Security Reforms.

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Facts and Prospects: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights 2019

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This series presents a trend analysis of selected indicators related to the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action among Southern African UMICs, including a comparison with selected UMICs and HICs from other parts of the world, with a view to identifying opportunities for improvement.

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Republic of Botswana: Facts and Prospects

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One of the world’s poorest countries at independence in 1966, Botswana rapidly transformed into an upper middle-income country, enabled by significant mineral wealth, good governance, prudent economic management, and a relatively small population. However, the country is still characterized by development inequalities.

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