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This PRB ENGAGE Snapshot explores the policy changes that Tunisia and Indonesia enacted to improve gender equality and family health.
December 2012: Article
Women disproportionately suffer the impacts of disasters, severe weather events, and climate change because of cultural norms and the inequitable distribution of roles, resources, and power, especially in developing countries.
This PRB ENGAGE Snapshot highlights the consequences early marriage can have for girls, such as poor health outcomes and lost opportunities for education and empowerment.
December 2012: Event
This PRB ENGAGE presentation looks at the role of family planning and gender equality in achieving the Millennium Development Goal of reducing poverty by 2015.
Demographer and PRB senior policy fellow Monica Das Gupta explains the factors behind the persistence and rise of the missing girls phenomenon and explores efforts to stem the trend.
This PRB ENGAGE Snapshot highlights the consequences violence can have for women's reproductive health, such as higher rates of unintended pregnancy, stillbirth, and miscarriage.
November 2012: Article
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign that symbolically links violence against women and human rights, and emphasizes that such violence is a human rights violation.
November 2012: Event
October 2012: Report
Every year, as a result of prenatal sex selection, 1.5 million girls around the world are missing at birth. This alarming trend is the result of a perfect storm of three phenomena: the underlying and deep-seated gender inequities that lead parents to value sons over daughters; a trend toward smaller families; and modern medical technologies that can determine fetal sex early and cheaply.
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