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World Population Day is celebrated anually on 11th July to call attention to important issues related to population and development.

This year, UNFPA Maldives commemorated the day in partnership with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and Public Service Media (PSM), bringing awareness around the theme for 2020 "Putting the Brakes on COVID-19: How to safeguard the Health and Rights of Women and Girls Now"

The video shows the impacts on women and girls in Maldives due to COVID-19 and associated lockdowns. Video developed by PSM, and released during the livestreamed panel discussion held on 11th July 2020.