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Ensuring rights and choices for all in Liberia

Over the past 25 years, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has led global efforts to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health, realize reproductive rights, and reduce maternal mortality.

By putting the rights, needs and aspirations of individual human beings at the center of sustainable development, 179 governments at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo endorsed a global programme of action with renewed commitments in Nairobi in November 2019; that linked women’s empowerment, rights and sexual and reproductive health to sustainable development.

In 2019, close to 225,000 women, 362,325 adolescents and youth were reached with sexual and reproductive health information and services through UNFPA's supported interventions. UNFPA also distributed 1.6 million US dollars’ worth of family planning commodities to various health facilities across the country to help women and couples with child spacing; making motherhood safer and healthier for women. Efforts to prevent and respond to gender-based violence reached some 18,446 women, men and young people through the services and information provided by our partners. This includes more than 2,320 GBV survivors who received medical, psychosocial and legal assistance from UNFPA-supported One Stop Centers.

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