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In today’s societies, social stigma refers to negative stereotypical views of certain groups of persons such as persons with mental disorders and even some physical illnesses, people with certain sexual orientation, education, skin colour, people prone to committing crimes, including those determined by the nationality or ethnic origin or religion. In understanding the forms of stigmatization it is important to have a clear idea of the following four concepts: attitude, stereotype, prejudice, and discrimination.

 

 

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Since its opening in 1995, UNFPA BiH has been working on improving sexual and reproductive health and rights, empowerment of women, advancement of gender equality and advocating for the quality population data to be used for the development policies and strategies.

With human rights and gender equality at the core of all interventions, the UNFPA supports progress towards: (a) accessible, affordable, high-quality, integrated sexual and reproductive health services; (b) strong accountability to eliminate all forms of discrimination; (c) empowered marginalized groups, with an emphasis on women, adolescents and youth (particularly girls); and (d) policies that strongly promote human rights. Achievement of these goals includes advocacy, policy dialogue and advice, capacity building, provision of data and evidence for policy development and knowledge management.

 

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Od 1995. godine UNFPA u BiH radi na unapređenju seksualnog i reproduktivnog zdravlja i prava u vezi s tim, na osnaživanju žena, rodnoj jednakopravnosti te zagovaranju kvalitetnih podataka o toj populaciji koji će se koristiti u razvojnim politikama i strategijama.

 

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Study „Prevalence and characteristics of violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina“ is first research of gender based violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is a result of cooperation of Gender Equality Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gender center of Federation B&H and Gender center of Republic of Srpska who provided resources from FIGAP program, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of women (UN WOMEN).

 

 

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The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo linked population dynamics and sustainable development, and represented a shift in thinking about population, from a focus on growth and quantitative targets, to human rights and enabling choices. The ICPD ushered in fundamental changes to how governments and the international community address sexual and reproductive health (SRH), moving beyond family planning and safe motherhood to a more comprehensive vision, and recognizing gender equality as an end in itself, and as a vital component of well-being for women, men and young people.

 

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The report, titled Key Factors Influencing Contraceptive Use in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, identifies seven main reasons for these low usage rates. The report is based on focus group interviews in seven middle-income countries across the region. It includes a set of recommendations on how to address the identified barriers and obstacles related to contraceptive security, which were endorsed by high-level government officials from 16 countries at a meeting in Brussels in June 2012.

 

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The United Nations Population Fund and the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of BiH organized a conference Ensuring Justice, Reparations and Rehabilitation for Victims of Conflict Related Sexual Violence in Sarajevo, on 5-6 September, 2012.

 

 

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“ We must unite. Violence against women must not be tolerated, in any form, in any context, in any circumstance, by any political leader or by any government. There can be no exceptions, no excuses and no delay.” 
UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON

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Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) presents a unique development context for the work of the UN. The country has emerged from a post-conflict phase into a period of more stable development, with the long-term goal of becoming a member of the European Union.  During the post-conflict phase, Bosnia and Herzegovina developed a framework for the establishment of national policies on poverty reduction, development, gender equality, HIV, child and youth protection and the environment.

 

 

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Based on the public health importance of cervical cancer and the opportunities and challenges presented by rapidly developing technologies, this guidance has been developed for UNFPA country offices and programme managers in the Ministry of Health who would wish to develop or update cervical cancer prevention and control programmes. It includes recommendations for governments and their development partners for strategic planning for cervical cancer prevention and control.

 

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