Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It’s an excellent opportunity for all of us to pause and consider the extent of the heinous crime of abuse of older persons. Millions of older persons around the world are abused, neglected or exploited. This abuse takes place in the home, in the workplace, and in institutions that are meant to care for the elderly. And what is worse, perpetrators are often close family members.
UNFPA China and the China National Health Development Research Center (CNHDRC), a national research institute under the leadership of the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC), recently entered into a partnership agreement.
14 June 2015, Beijing – As part of the commemoration events to mark the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations (UN), the UN System in China today hosted a special concert with Lang Lang, the UN Messenger of Peace and world-renowned pianist, at Renmin University in Beijing. The concert was live-streamed and broadcast simultaneously in China.
Significant gains have been made in improving sexual and reproductive health and advancing reproductive rights since the 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development. But many people, especially the poor and vulnerable, still lack access to quality sexual and reproductive health services, including life-saving emergency obstetric care. Women and girls living with fistula are among the most marginalized and neglected, and the persistence of fistula is a grave illustration of serious inequalities and the denial of rights and dignity.