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Review of Country reports as part of five-year Evaluation of the Addis Ababa declaration on Population and Developement(AADPD +5)

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The Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development (AADPD) was adopted by African ministers at the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Addis Ababa in October 2013 and endorsed by heads of state at a meeting of the African Union’s Executive Council the following year. The Declaration provides guidance on population and development in Africa and guidelines for the full implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). Beyond 2014 in Africa (which itself built on the ICPD 1994 Cairo conference).

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Traditional leaders as agents of change

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Traditional leaders as agents of change

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MEANINGFUL ADOLESCENT AND YOUTH ENGAGEMENT (MAYE) during responses to epidemics and pandemics

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Adolescents and other young people under the age of 24 make up a quarter of the world’s population (1.8 billion) with 89% of this particular demographic living in low- and middle-income countries (UNFPA, 2019). In the West and Central Africa region about 64% are under the age of 24, a tremendous potential resource. However, public health emergencies, epidemics and pandemics like Ebola, Zika, SARS, HIV and COVID-19 disrupt and limit young people’s participation in society and their access to facilities including sexual and reproductive health services.

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The Voice of the Lake

Newsletter

The Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) indicates that of the 20 million people in urgent need and humanitarian assistance in the Lake Chad Basin, 3.7 million are in Niger. Women and young girls are among the most vulnerable categories with 51%. They often face problems of access to basic social services, particularly reproductive health services for women of childbearing age and education for young girls. For young boys, the precariousness of the situation, exposing them to idleness, a source of poverty, facilitates their easy enrollment by the GANEs.

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MY BODY IS MY OWN CLAIMING THE RIGHT TO AUTONOMY AND SELF-DETERMINATION

State of World Population Report

Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to decide whether to have sex with their partners, use contraception or seek health care, according to UNFPA's 2021 flagship State of World Population report, released today. For the first time, a United Nations report focuses on bodily autonomy: the power and agency to
make choices about your body, without fear of violence or having someone else decide for you. This lack of bodily autonomy has massive implications beyond the profound harms to individual women and girls: potentially depressing economic productivity, undercutting skills, and resulting in extra costs to health care and judicial systems.

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Reaping the demographic dividend during emergence

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The book documents the process of setting up and implementing the Demographic Dividend project tested in Gueule Tapée-Fass-Colobane. It is the culmination of a long process of hard work. Produced under the direction of the Regional Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Mr. Mabingue Ngom with a preface by the Head of State of Senegal HE Mr. Macky Sall, the postafce is written by the Mayor of Fass Gueule Tapée Colobane, Mr. Ousmane Ndoye and Ms. Safietou Diop from the Siggil Jigeen network.

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Helping Women Regain Their Dignity

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Helping Women Regain Their Dignity

Strategy to End Obstetric Fistula in West and Central Africa 2019–2030

Obstetric fistula is an abnormal opening between the urinary and genital, genital and digestive and/or genital, urinary and digestive tracts, resulting from prolonged labor during childbirth. It can lead to the uncontrolled loss of urine and/or faeces and other complications such as dermatitis of the vulva and thighs, urinary tract infections, sexual dysfunction and infertility.

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Voice of Lake Chad

Voice of Lake Chad

Newsletter

The data, evidence and our experiences compel us to think that peace, security, stability and the development of the countries around Lake Chad remain essentially dependent on the acceleration of a demographic transition, without which we will continue to see rapid increases of an unmet social demand.

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Is Demography a threat To peace and security in the Sahel?

Situation Report

The increase in various forms of violent conflicts across sub-Saharan Africa has led scholars and policy makers to raise questions about the correlations between demography, peace and security. In regions such as the Sahel, peace and development have in recent years been threatened by increasing internal and cross-borders security challenges including armed conflicts, extreme terrorist attacks (by jihadist groups such as Boko Haram, Al Qaeda, or IS- affiliated groups, and the separatist Tuareg rebel) and organized crime. Precisely, the region has observed a devastating surge in terrorist attacks, with its so-called Sahel countries like Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso witnessing terrorist-related casualties increasing five-fold since 2016 (UN News, 2020). The situation is further exacerbated by environmental degradation, poor governance, and massive influx of migrants from other sub-Saharan African states.

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