Pakistan observes World Population Day to raise awareness of global population issues today (Saturday).
The entire world is observing the world population day.
Pakistan observes World Population Day
The day aims to increase people’s awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.
According to United Nations Population Fund, on the World Population Day, UNFPA aims to raise awareness about the sexual and reproductive health needs and vulnerabilities of women and girls during the pandemic.
Moreover, it called for highlighting how we can safeguard hardfought gains and ensure that SRHR stays on the local agenda.
It urged to explore how to maintain the momentum towards achieving the SDGs by 2030 that we rallied at the Nairobi Summit.
Moreover, the UNFPA highlights putting the brakes on COVID-19: how to safeguard the health and rights of women and girls now.
It says: The COVID-19 crisis has taken a staggering toll on people, communities and economies everywhere.
“But not everyone is affected equally. Women, who account for the largest share of front-line health workers, for example, are disproportionately exposed to the coronavirus.
“Supply chains around the world are being disrupted, impacting the availability of contraceptives and heightening the risk of unintended pregnancy.”
The UNFPA further stated: As countries are on lockdown and health systems struggle to cope, sexual and reproductive health services are being sidelined and gender-based violence is on the rise.