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Fact Sheet - Samoa DHS - MICS 2019-20

Fact Sheet - Samoa DHS - MICS 2019-20

Fact Sheet

Thispublication is the first of a series of Samoa Demographic and Health Survey Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (DHS MICS) 2019 20 reports to be published from the dataset of the DHS MICS 2019 20

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STATE OF THE WORLD POPULATION 2020

State of the World Population Report 2020

State of World Population Report

The State of World Population 2020: Against my will: defying the practices that harm women and girls and undermine equality. Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and communities, according to the State of World Population 2020, released today by UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. At least 19 harmful practices, ranging from breast ironing to virginity testing, are considered human rights violations, according to the UNFPA report, which focuses on the three most prevalent ones: female genital mutilation, child marriage, and extreme bias against daughters in favour of sons.

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Samoa Youth Monograph 2020 HARNESSING HUMAN CAPITAL: EMPLOYMENT POLICY BRIEF Policy Brief 3

Samoa Youth Monograph 2020 HARNESSING HUMAN CAPITAL: EMPLOYMENT POLICY BRIEF Policy Brief 3

Technical Reports and Document

The Samoa Youth Monograph (SYM) 2020 draws on and analyses data collected in the 2016 Samoan Population and Housing Census to present a picture of the younger generation in Samoa. This policy brief is one of three accompanying briefs that have been developed through a stakeholders consultation process to take a closer look at specific topics that impact on adolescents (aged 15 to 19 years) and youth (aged 18 to 35 years) in Samoa. This policy brief looks at harnessing human capital and includes an analysis of 2016 Census data as well as data from other sources.
The primary goal of the SYM and this policy brief is to generate dialogue among key stakeholders to identify priority areas for intervention and reform; to empower young people with information; and to provide an evidence base of data to guide investment decisions and advocacy efforts.

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Samoa Youth Monograph 2020 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, ENGAGEMENT AND INCLUSION Policy Brief 2

Samoa Youth Monograph 2020 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, ENGAGEMENT AND INCLUSION Policy Brief 2

Technical Reports and Document

The Samoa Youth Monograph (SYM) 2020 draws on and analyses data collected in the 2016 Samoan Population and Housing Census to present a picture of the younger generation in Samoa. This policy brief is one of three accompanying briefs that have been developed through a stakeholders consultation process to take a closer look at specific topics that impact on adolescents (aged 15 to 19 years) and youth (aged 18 to 35 years) in Samoa. This policy brief looks at school attendance, engagement and inclusion, and includes an analysis of 2016 Census data as well as data from other sources.
The primary goal of the SYM and this policy brief is to generate dialogue among key stakeholders to identify priority areas for intervention and reform; to empower young people with information; and to provide an evidence base of data to guide investment decisions and advocacy efforts.

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Samoa Youth Monograph 2020 FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION: A STRATEGIC PATHWAY TO ACCELERATE SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH OUTCOMES FOR ADOLESCENTS AND YOUTH IN SAMOA Policy Brief

Samoa Youth Monograph 2020 FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION: A STRATEGIC PATHWAY TO ACCELERATE SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH OUTCOMES FOR ADOLESCENTS AND YOUTH IN SAMOA Policy Brief

Technical Reports and Document

The Samoa Youth Monograph (SYM) 2020 draws on and analyses data collected in the 2016 Samoan Population and Housing Census to present a picture of the younger generation in Samoa. This policy brief is one of three accompanying briefs that have been developed through a stakeholders consultation process to take a closer look at specific topics that impact on adolescents (aged 15 to 19 years) and youth (aged 18 to 35 years) in Samoa. This brief outlines a strategic pathway to accelerate sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes for adolescents and youth. Its primary goal is to generate dialogue among key stakeholders and help policymakers to identify priority areas for intervention and reform; empower young people with information; and provide an evidence base to those who need data to guide their investment decisions and advocacy efforts.

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Samoa Gender Dynamics Monograph 2020 GENDER AND EMPLOYMENT, INCOME, HOUSEHOLDS AND ASSETS – FACTS AND IMPLICATIONS

Samoa Gender Dynamics Monograph 2020 GENDER AND EMPLOYMENT, INCOME, HOUSEHOLDS AND ASSETS – FACTS AND IMPLICATIONS

Technical Reports and Document

The Samoa Gender Monograph (SGM) 2020 is a detailed analysis of the differences that exist between females and males, based on national census data, administrative data and other available research and studies. This Policy Brief provides a snapshot of the key findings of the SGM highlighting the main differences between the lived experiences of men and women and the persistent gender inequalities. The brief can be used to inform evidence-based policy, programmes and further research.

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Samoa Gender Dynamics Monograph 2020 GENDER & HEALTH – FACTS AND IMPLICATIONS

Samoa Gender Dynamics Monograph 2020 GENDER & HEALTH – FACTS AND IMPLICATIONS

Technical Reports and Document

The Samoa Gender Monograph (SGM) 2020 is a detailed analysis of the differences that exist between females and males, based on national census data, administrative data and other existing available research and studies. This Policy Brief provides a snapshot of the key findings of the SGM highlighting the main differences between the lived experiences of men and women and the persistent gender inequalities. The brief can be used to inform evidence-based policy, programmes and further research.

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Samoa Gender Dynamics Monograph 2020 GENDER AND EDUCATION – FACTS AND IMPLICATIONS

Samoa Gender Dynamics Monograph 2020 GENDER AND EDUCATION – FACTS AND IMPLICATIONS

Technical Reports and Document

The Samoa Gender Monograph (SGM) 2020 is a detailed analysis of the differences that exist between females and males, based on national census data, administrative data and other existing available research and studies. This Policy Brief provides a snapshot of the key findings of the SGM highlighting the main differences between the lived experiences of men and women and the persistent gender inequalities. The brief can be used to inform evidence-based policy, programmes and further research.

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Samoa Gender Dynamics Monograph 2020 GENDER POPULATION DYNAMICS – FACTS AND IMPLICATIONS

Samoa Gender Dynamics Monograph 2020 GENDER POPULATION DYNAMICS – FACTS AND IMPLICATIONS

Technical Reports and Document

The Samoa Gender Monograph (SGM) 2020 is a detailed analysis of the differences that exist between females and males based on national census data, administrative data and other existing available research and studies. This Policy Brief provides a snapshot of the key findings of the SGM highlighting the main differences between the lived experiences of men and women and persistent gender inequalities. The brief can be used to inform evidence-based policy, programmes and further research.

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SAMOA GENDER DYNAMICS MONOGRAPH 2020

SAMOA GENDER DYNAMICS MONOGRAPH 2020

Technical Reports and Document

With the strong sentiments of “leaving no one behind” and “reaching the furthest behind” the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have put gender inequality at the forefront and centre of sustainable and inclusive development. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5: “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” recognizes that women and girls worldwide face many challenges that limit their full participation in social-political and economic development opportunities. Women, children, and people living with a disability, including those living in isolated and hard-to-reach communities, are often the most marginalized members of a society and are therefore most vulnerable
and at risk of being left furthest behind in accessing services, basic needs, and many other opportunities. The Government of Samoa has acknowledged the existence of gender inequality in Samoa. The Strategy for the Development of Samoa 2016-2020 stipulates under Outcome 8.1 that the: “Inclusion of vulnerable groups (women, youth, people with disabilities, children, elderly and disadvantaged people) in community planning and governance activities will be enhanced”. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) further recognizes that the empowerment of all women and girls, and the realization of reproductive rights in both development and humanitarian settings, is essential to advance gender equality and achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health by 2030, as well as to realize its strategic vision of zero maternal mortality; zero unmet need for family planning; and zero gender-based violence (GBV) by 2030. One of the many ways in which UNFPA supports countries, including Samoa, in their efforts towards achieving the 2030 Agenda and gender equality is through strengthening national data capabilities. This includes the generation of effective and reliable population data, disaggregated by sex, and analysis to use demographic intelligence for evidence-based policy, advocacy and programming. This gender monograph provides a detailed analysis of the social differences that exist between females and males in Samoa based on available national census data and information, administrative data and information, and other existing available research and studies. The evidence-based analyses of national census data and other available information presented in this monograph, confirms that gender inequalities and disparities exist in our society and need addressing. This monograph further provides recommendations on key areas for policy and programme considerations to address gender inequality in Samoa.

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