World population day is celebrated every year across the world. This annual festival celebrates with specific theme every year. For this year “How to safeguard the health and rights of women and girls now.” theme decided.
Let’s Empower people, develop nations, control population and celebrate this #WorldPopulationDay!#WorldPopulationDay2020 pic.twitter.com/WplsGXXQls
— Praful Patel (@praful_patel) July 11, 2020
According to research of UNFPA, there will be a lot of changes occurs in the lives of women after this pandemic situation. Recent UNFPA research highlighted that if the lockdown continues for 6 months with major disruptions to health services, then 47 million women in low- and middle-income countries may not be able to access modern contraceptives resulting in 7 million unintended pregnancies.
India holds 2nd biggest share of the population in the world. This means we have to be more careful towards resources, environment and sustainable development.#WorldPopulationDay pic.twitter.com/wGUO6n1nJo
— Sadananda Gowda (@DVSadanandGowda) July 11, 2020
31 million additional cases of gender-based violence can also be expected. The disruption of UNFPA’s programmes on the ground could result in 2 million cases of female genital mutilation and 13 million child marriages between 2020 and 2030 that could have been averted.