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The Gender Equality Act was passed unanimously with 67 votes by the People’s Majlis on the 16th of August 2016 and ratified by President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom on the 23rd of August. This Act serves the purpose of establishing a framework to ensure gender equality and eliminate gender based discrimination, gender-based violence, as well as sexual harassment in the workplace within the country. Furthermore, this Act outlines the role of the Government and other agencies to help ensure successful implementation of the act.

 

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This framework is intended to facilitate mainstreaming of human rights and human rights based approaches into policy-making and development planning of the country. This framework will underpin future government actions in human rights matters and form the basis for the development of a national plan of action on human rights. Such a plan of action is intended to serve as a road map for the promotion, protection and fulfillment of human rights in the Maldives.

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The report presents Maldives’ economic and demographic background, with a focus on the recent economic growth and the demographic transition. 

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#WithYou(th)

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UNFPA in the Maldives

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Love Means Respect, Not Control

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Initial results on prevalence, health outcomes and women’s responses to violence

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Today, on 24 August 2015, the Government of Maldives and the United Nations System signed the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2016-2020. The UNDAF is the strategic framework document for partnership between Maldives and the UN, including the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

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These national guidelines will support healthcare providers in providing high-quality and comprehensive services to survivors of GBV and also to prevent GBV in the community. The guidelines will provide medical providers with direction to manage GBV survivors.

The guideline is intended to provide guidance to all categories of health staff, but primarily for Doctors, Nurses, and Primary health care workers considered as the health care providers directly involved in providing care to survivors of GBV as the first contact person in the health sector. 

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This document outlines the minimum standards of healthcare, including health service package, indicators for youth-friendly health services in facilities, beneficiaries of youth friendly health services, criteria and monitoring tools for assessing youth friendliness at all levels of the health care delivery system. It is expected that these service standards would help to make progress towards advancing the health needs of adolescents and age appropriate knowledge to youth in all parts of the country.

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