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UN alarm bell – Women's bodies have become 'battlefields'

The United Nations warns of the dangers faced by the female gender in recent times, describing in fact that the bodies of women and girls have become “battlefields”. A 34% drop in the maternal mortality rate from 2000 to 2020, a nearly 20% drop in unintended pregnancies since the early 1990s: advances in sexual and reproductive rights are significant but now showing signs of slowing or retreat, reveals a report by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). 30 years ago, during a conference in Cairo, 179 countries pledged to put reproductive health at the center of sustainable development “paving the way for decades of progress”, underlines UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem in this report on the state of population worldwide. Since then the number of women using contraceptive methods has doubled and today at least 162 countries have adopted legislation against domestic violence. But millions […]
Source: News Beast

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