Is an End to Child Marriage within Reach?
Conflicts, climate shocks, and the ongoing fallout from COVID-19 threaten to reverse progress made towards ending child marriage. Read our report to learn more about global trends, key data and future prospects to tackle the crisis.
A Global Nutrition Crisis in Adolescent Girls and Women
“Undernourished and Overlooked” is the first-ever report to focus on the situation of nutrition of women and girls, and sheds light on the barriers they face in accessing nutritious diets, utilizing essential nutrition services and benefitting from positive care practices. Explore the latest data and evidence on the status, trends and inequities in the nutritional status of adolescent girls and women, and how investing in their nutrition can improve global outcomes.
Bridging the Gender Digital Divide
Most youth in low- and middle-income countries are not connected to the internet, have limited digital skills, and do not own a mobile phone. Adolescent girls and young women are especially disadvantaged: 9 out of 10 adolescent girls and young women are offline in low-income countries. Our report brings to light a pressing, multi-sectoral issue that requires urgent action from governments, the private sector, international organisations and civil society alike.
Adolescent Data Portal
Global, regional and country-level data on key indicators of adolescent well-being, together with information on the socioeconomic contexts in which adolescents live.
We believe that consistent, credible data about children’s situations are critical to the improvement of their lives – and indispensable to realizing the rights of every child.
A Profile of Child Marriage in South Asia
Around 1 in 4 young women in South Asia were first married or in union before their 18th birthday. The region is home to around 290 million child brides, accounting for 45% of the global total. Acceleration is required to meet the target of eliminating child marriage by 2030; compared to the last decade, the rate of decline would need to be seven times faster. Read our report to gain a deeper understanding of the unique challenges the region faces.
Born too soon: decade of action on preterm birth
This report, jointly produced by the UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), looks to the future, setting an ambitious agenda to reduce the burden of preterm birth, by addressing factors outside of the health system that affect preterm birth; and, within health systems, by providing high-quality, respectful care for women and babies so that they can survive and thrive, no matter where they are born.
Mobilizing boys and men against female genital mutilation
Over 200 million women worldwide have undergone the traumatic experience of FGM. Despite this alarming number, an increasing number of men in practicing countries are now standing up against this harmful practice. In fact, our report reveals that, in most cases, mothers’ decisions are more likely to be respected than fathers’ decisions on this matter. Read more about the pivotal role that men can play in the decision-making process when it comes to FGM
Trends in maternal mortality 2000 to 2020
New data show severe setbacks in reducing maternal deaths in almost all regions; an estimated 2,800 women die every day from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. Our report presents maternal mortality trends globally and calls for renewed efforts to address the causes, including improving access to quality maternal health services and addressing underlying social, economic, and cultural factors of maternal mortality.