#WorldPopulationDay, see how @UNFPA is protecting the rights of millions of people affected by the #COVID19 pandemic: https://t.co/hswtETDidx#StandUp4HumanRightspic.twitter.com/9XbBptPQ83— UNFPA (@UNFPA) July 10, 2020
"Thestatement on World Population Day.
"Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, robbing them of their right to reach their full potential. According to the State of World Population 2020, released by UNFPA (United Nations Populations Fund), more than 4 million girls will be subjected to female genital mutilation and 12 million forced to marry this year. Lockdowns stemming from the pandemic are expected to make matters even worse, " the UN chief added.
Theme of World Population Day 2020
"How to safeguard the health and rights of women and girls now" amid the pandemic is the theme of this year's World Population Day. "In times of crisis, protecting sexual and reproductive health and rights is imperative...," Dr Natalie Kanem, Executive Director, UNFPA, wrote on Twitter.
World Population Day and COVID-19
The pandemic has affected both the rich and the poor but some people are more vulnerable as community-based services have been interrupted. Globally gender-based violence has increased amid the lockdowns. The National Commission for Women in India, reported a huge rise in the number of complaints of