State of World Population 2020: Against my will – Defying the practices that harm women and girls and undermine equality

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UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund

Opening with a powerful Call to Action from UNFPA’s Executive Director and United Nations Under-Secretary-General Dr. Natalia Kanem, this report focuses on three harmful practices: femal genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage, and son preference.

Year 2020 marks a “decade of action” to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, target 5.3 to end harmful practices. This report provides a multi-faceted view of harmful practices and what global action needs to happen to ensure achievement of target 5.3

For a web-friendly version of this report, visit the UNFP website.

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