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Sex workers experience extreme violence – at work, in prison and police stations, in their neighbourhoods and in their homes, from family members, police, clients, intimate partners and strangers. 

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The United Nations Population Fund’s flagship State of World Population 2016  – titled ‘10: How our shared future depends on a girl at this decisive age’– shows that our collective future will be shaped by how we support the world’s 60 million 10-year-old girls of today, as they move from childhood to adolescence and adulthood in the era of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...

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10: How our shared future depends on a girl at this decisive age.

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Cover of Women’s Experience of Domestic Violence and Other Forms of Violence in Cambodia

This report on ‘secondary data analysis on women’s experience of domestic violence and other forms of violence’ is developed based on the results of the Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey (CDHS) and the national survey of the World Health Organization in 2015.

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Violence Against Women - Key Terminology

Definitions of commonly used terms related to violence against women and measuring its prevalence.

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Measuring the Prevalence of Violence Against Women Survey Methodologies

Dedicated surveys vs. modules within larger surveys: comparing the two major approaches for measuring prevalence of violence against women.

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kNOwVAWdata Sources of Data

Overview of different violence against women data sources

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Violence Against Women - Regional Snapshot (2016)

kNOwVAWdata violence against women prevalence map in Asia-Pacific

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Report on Bangladesh Violence Against Women Survey 2015

The main objective of the survey is to generate official statistics on the prevalence of different forms of violence against women in Bangladesh.

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Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world. It is also home to a number of long-running conflicts that exact a human toll. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) places women and girls at the center of humanitarian response. Every year the number and frequency of disasters (whether natural or conflict-related) is increasing, with millions of people displaced from their homes. UNFPA works to fulfill the pledge of the Sustainable Development Goals, leaving no one behind: focusing on the needs of women and girls for a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

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