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Conference "Expanding Choices" - Istanbul, Turkey Photo credit: UNFPA EECARO
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ISTANBUL, 22 September 2022 – Well-designed family policies that benefit women and men are a key element of any successful response to the demographic challenges Europe is facing, speakers said at the opening of a high-level conference organized by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in Istanbul today.
UNFPA Gender-Responsive Family Policy Conference - Istanbul
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Gender-responsive family policies largely remove the barriers that prevent women and men from concurrently having careers and the desired number of children. These policies contribute to the countries and their position in managing demographic changes and are crucially important in promoting gender equality and demographic resilience.
Photo: UNFPA North Macedonia/Tomislav Georgiev.
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