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Full Report - Palestine 2030 - Demographic Change: Opportunities for Development 

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Maternal Mortality in the Gaza Strip
From 1st July 2014 to 30th June 2015
Conclusions and Recommendations
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GBV in Palestine

The Gender Based Violence Working Group (GBV-WG), chaired by UNFPA, has undertaken two mapping activities of GBV interventions in Palestine in the years 2013 and 2014. Both mapping reports informed the UNCT Gender Task Force and provided data on the overall GBV work, without distinction between development and humanitarian interventions. In 2015, the GBV working group evolved to operate as one of the humanitarian working groups of the Protection Cluster and assumed the responsibility to report on humanitarian GBV services with clear distinction from development interventions. The current mapping report will compile an updated data on both types of GBV interventions with clear distinction between them and will provide observations on results, identifying gaps and challenges and offer recommendations to the GBV-WG and GBV service providers for future action. Please contact Mr. Nishan Prasna Krishnapalan ( to get excel sheets of both Annexes 3 and 4: Annex 3: 4Ws Matrix for Development GBV Interventions Annex 4: 4Ws Matrix for Humanitarian GBV Interventions

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At 10, a girl arrives at a vulnerable point in her life. She must negotiate a tricky transition to adulthood, with its rapid changes in body and brain, and dramatic shifts in family and social expectations. Although risks abound for both girls and boys, gender discrimination makes these worse for girls in almost every way.  Public policies often focus on young children or older adolescents, failing to adequately manage the potential risks 10-year-old girls might face.

If her rights are not well protected, through appropriate laws, services and investments, the chance to bloom in adolescence and become a fully fledged adult forever slips away.

The world has already done well in many ways for the 10-year-old boy. It is past time to do equally well for the 10-year-old girl.

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“Is anyone out there even thinking of improving our lives?” asks Susmita, a teenager from Odisha, India. 

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"When a girl reaches age 10, her world changes."  Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin


Today's 10-year-old girls, whether they live in developing or developed countries, cities, villages or refugee camps, or come from rich or poor households, all have hopes and dreams for the future. But each will face different challenges on their journey through adolescence to adulthood.

The State of World Population 2016 includes glimpses into the lives and aspirations of 10 girls from diverse backgrounds.




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The Palestinian Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) was carried out in 2014 by Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with Ministry of Health, as part of the global MICS programme. Technical support was provided by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The survey was financially supported by the government of the State of Palestine, UNICEF and UNFPA.

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This report intends to highlight the key challenges that remain one year after the 2014 Gaza war as they relate to UNFPA’s programme priorities. The report focuses on Reproductive Health and Family Planning, Gender-based violence as a protection concern and the particular challenges facing young people.

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