State of World Population 2019

Unfinished Business - The Pursuit of Rights and Choices for All

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The report describes the struggle for rights and choices over the past 50 years and shows how UNFPA played a critical role in helping women and adolescents overcome the diverse and evolving obstacles to their accessing information and services, having the same rights and opportunities as men and boys, making their own decisions in life, and realizing their full potential. The report is structured around major threats or challenges to rights and choices over the years, and analyze their impact on the lives of women and adolescents.

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The obstacle underlying all others

The sexual revolution, fuelled in large part by the advent of reliable and safe contraceptive methods, was well under way in wealthier countries in the 1960s. At that same time, developing countries were undergoing dramatic economic and social changes that fundamentally transformed their societies.

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