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Date: 02/28/2017
Source: Dhaka Tribune
Type: In the News
The bill drew criticism from various quarters for allowing child marriage in the name of 'special cases'  The government has passed a controversial law allowing marriages of underage girls and boys in ‘special cases’, ignoring repeated calls of the rights groups.   The ‘Child Marriage Restraint Bill 2017’ puts boys below 21 years of age and girls below 18 years in the underage category. Any...
Date: 02/28/2017
Source: Huffington Post
Type: In the News
In 1952, India, a fresh-faced nation, was one of the first countries to recognise the need for family planning and formulate a National Family Planning Programme. The country's sustained efforts over the years to achieve population stabilisation have yielded positive results. Most recent data reveal that India has attained a total fertility rate of 2.3 and the urban fertility rate has fallen to 1...
Date: 02/28/2017
Source: Graphic Online
Type: In the News
The National Population Council (NPC) had held a two-day workshop to build the capacity of the cast of a television series that promote adolescent sexuality and rights, to be role models and ambassadors in their localities. The cast, who are themselves young persons star in the YOLO (You only live once) television series that seeks to increase young people's access to appropriate health...
Date: 02/27/2017
Source: Le Soleil
Type: In the News
Le Sénégal a élaboré un nouveau cadre stratégique national de planification familiale pour la période 2016-2020. La cérémonie de lancement s’est tenue, jeudi dernier, en présence du ministre de la Santé et de l’Action sociale, Awa Marie Coll Seck, et des représentants des partenaires. L’objectif est de faire passer le taux de planification familiale (Tpf) pour les femmes en union de 21% à 45% en...
Date: 02/27/2017
Source: The Nation
Type: FP2020 in the Media
Pakistan, like many developing countries, faces significant challenges in meeting its development goals, especially related to women and girls’ reproductive health. Pakistan launched its family planning programme in early 1960s as part of General Ayub’s Five Year Plan (1960-1965) with ambitious indicators on family planning and fertility rate. The programme has evolved since then and grown...
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