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The global transition from high to low fertility

Not so long ago, most people had large families: five children, on average. Where once there was one global fertility rate, today there are many, with differences wider than at any point in human history.
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The humanitarian situation in Gaza Strip continues to deteriorate. Since 30 March 2018, the Gaza Strip has been tense with weekly demonstrations held by Palestinians beside Israel’s perimeter fence as part of the ‘Great March of Return’. As of 8 June 2018, 101 Palestinians were killed in the context of the demonstrations, including 13 children and more than 13,000 were injured. Other 34 Palestinians were killed during the same period in contexts other than demonstrations. The large number of casualties is expected to increase the risk of gender-based violence (GBV) of the women impacted.

 

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The GBV Sub-Cluster's Situational Analysis for Gaza Strip - March 2018

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Throughout the last seventeen years, Palestinians have been experiencing a remarkable increase in cancer cases that doubled from 1,073 cases in 2000 to reach 2536 cases in 2016 in the West Bank alone. The year 2016 witnessed an increase of 5.8% in cancer cases in comparison with 2015, and cancer was the second leading cause of mortality as 14% of mortality cases were caused by cancer, after cardiovascular diseases (30.6%). Worldwide, breast cancer kills a woman every 15 minutes. In Palestine, breast cancer affecting Palestinian women represents 15% of cancer cases.

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Youth (aged 15 - 29) comprise 30% of the total population in Palestine, and all children and youth under the age of 29 comprise 50% of the total Palestinian population.

Although the rapidly increasing youth population can cause extreme stress on already underdeveloped infrastructure (education, health, social services, urban infrastructure, housing, and access to economic opportunity), a large youth popuation can also be seen as "missed opportunity".

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Recent studies have showed the impact of the blockade on the Gaza Strip on women in particular.  This brief shows the impact of the fuel and electricity shortage on gender-based violence and services.

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The status of youth vulnerability in Palestine; assessing and analyzing the realities of Palestinian youth aged 15-29 years and identifying groups of vulnerable and marginalized youth. 

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

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