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COVID-19: A Gender Lens

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Disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse. This needs to be considered, given the different impacts surrounding detection and access to treatment for women and men.

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Republic of Botswana: Facts and Prospects

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One of the world’s poorest countries at independence in 1966, Botswana rapidly transformed into an upper middle-income country, enabled by significant mineral wealth, good governance, prudent economic management, and a relatively small population. However, the country is still characterized by development inequalities that require attention to ensure prosperity for all.

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Rights and Choices: The Unfinished Business of the ICPD in Botswana

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Despite the progress made in Botswana towards sexual and reproductive rights for all, much still remains to be done to ensure that the ICPD promise is realised for women and girls, regardless of their location or who they are. The ICPD Promise booklet is an assessment of Botswana on the ICPD promise reflected through human interest stories and some ICPD indicators.

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Special Newsletter: Saving mothers in Ngami Health District

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Ngami Health District has been one of the districts in Botswana that was struggling with a high burden of maternal deaths over the years with the district reporting 9 maternal deaths out of the 85 maternal deaths reported by the country in 2016, making it the third highest after the 2 national referral hospitals. Following 2 national summits that brought together the districts contributing the highest maternal mortality deaths, Ngami districts developed a response plan aimed at instituting and implementing remedial measures for the identified causes. This resulted in a significant decline as the District reported three maternal deaths in 2017 and 2 in 2018.

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The Eleven Promising Practices for Reducing Maternal Deaths: Experiences from Ngami Health District

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Ngami Health District has been one of the districts in Botswana that was struggling with a high burden of maternal deaths over the years with the district reporting 9 maternal deaths out of the 85 maternal deaths reported by the country in 2016, making it the third highest after the 2 national referral hospitals. Following 2 national summits that brought together the districts contributing the highest maternal mortality deaths, Ngami districts developed a response plan aimed at instituting and implementing remedial measures for the identified causes. This resulted in a significant decline as the District reported three maternal deaths in 2017 and 2 in 2018.

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State of World Population 2019

State of World Population Report

Fifty years ago, it was hard for women to obtain contraception and relatively easy to die giving birth. Many women were unable to decide whom and when to marry, and when or whether to have children.

A worldwide movement to give women real choices in life culminated in the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), where a consensus was reached about the links between women’s empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, and rights and sustainable development.

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Unfinished Business: the pursuit of rights and choices for all

State of World Population Report

This year’s State of the World Population (SWOP) report comes at the 50th anniversary of the creation of UNFPA, the UN agency for sexual and reproductive health, and the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The report analyzes the progress the world has made regarding the promises of the ICPD including putting individuals in charge of their own reproductive decisions and empowering women and girls as a precondition for development. The report also identifies areas of improvement and tells stories of women who lived through the transformative decades since the promises of the ICDP were first made.

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Special Newsletter: First Lady's Girls' Summit - Double ICPD25 & UNFPA50 Launch

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Initiated in 2018, the First Lady's Girls’ Summit in Botswana is fast gaining traction as space that breaks the barriers. The 2nd annual girls’ summit with First Lady of the Republic of Botswana Mrs Neo Jane Masisi brought together over 200 girls from 15 different schools in Tutume sub-district in a ‘safe space’ to discuss their life experiences and get empowered with critical SRH information. This year’s summit was also used to launch the celebration of the ICPD @25 and UNFPA@50 anniversaries.

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BOTSWANA DOMESTICATED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS INDICATORS BASELINE STATS BRIEF

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This Stats Brief presents baseline data of the Botswana Domesticated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Indicator Framework indicators. This framework includes all global SDGs indicators that are applicable to Botswana. The framework was developed through extensive consultation by Statistics Botswana of many stakeholders within and outside the National Statistical System (NSS).
These indicators are to be used to monitor, inform on and track the progress that Botswana is making towards achieving the SDGs by 2030. For the tacking to be done, there is a need to have baseline data for each of the indicators, as this forms, a key reference point against which future data on the indicator is compared. The base year for the SDGs indicators is 2016.
 

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Special Newsletter: Demographic Dividend Report Launch

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Titled Opportunities and Policy Actions to Maximise the Demographic Dividend in Botswana,  this study analysed Botswana's population dynamics and age-structure changes in the medium to long-term, and the implications that these aspects will have on the countries ability to maximise its demographic dividend.

 

 

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