‘Big wake-up call’: survey shows work remains on women’s reproductive rights

1 April 2020

Efforts to achieve gender equality by 2030 are being hampered by lack of progress on reproductive health issues, says UN body

Almost half of women and girls living in more than 50 countries around the world are not able to make their own decisions about their reproductive rights, with up to a quarter saying they are unable to say no to sex, a new survey has found.

The findings, published by the UN population fund (UNFPA) on Wednesday, have been described as a “big wake-up call” in global efforts to achieve gender equality by 2030.

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