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This wide-ranging report reviews the status of young people's sexual and reproductive health in 32 countries across Asia and the Pacific -- focusing on the impact of existing policies and programmes, and showcasing best practices in the region.
While progress has occurred, significant gaps remain in research and programming -- leaving many of the SRH needs of young people unmet.
The report provides recommendations and identifies priority areas where urgent focus is needed to prevent early and unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortion, sexually transmitted infections and HIV.  And to ensure, in this era of the Sustainable Development Goals, that no young person is left behind.

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When providing first-line support to a woman who has been subjected to violence, 4 kinds of needs deserve attention:

  • Immediate emotional/psychological health needs
  • Immediate physical health needs
  • Ongoing safety needs
  • Ongoing support and mental health needs.
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This publication is an effort to capture some of the aspects of the work of UNFPA’s partnerships with inter-faith groups and religious leaders. 
The extent to which religion often serves as a critical broker of human and even government existence is one of the many changes in the development landscape which is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore, especially for secular
development organisations. 

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UNFPA in 2014 helped many countries in the region prepare for or recover from disasters and complex emergencies, addressing gender-based violence, supported the development of a national adolescent health strategy, and assisted country to collect and use data for development, planning and governance.

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This study provides a deep understanding of female, male and transgender sex workers’ experiences of violence, the contexts in which violence occurs, the factors that increase or decrease their vulnerability to violence, insights that are essential to prevent and respond to violence against sex workers in countries throughout the region.

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Summary report of The Right(s) Evidence | Sex Work, Violence and HIV in Asia: A Multi-Country Qualitative Study

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This Policy Brief is a concise brief of evidence for action drawn from: The Right(s) Evidence: Sex Work, Violence and HIV in Asia - A Multi-Country Study and key studies and guidance including The Lancet Special Series on Sex work and HIV and the WHO Consolidated Guidance for Key Populations.   

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The Guideline provides critical information on the required core competencies of skilled birth attendants (SBAs) in the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This includes the standards for their training programmes, as well as the relevant requirements for training institutions and for the assessment and accreditation of SBAs.

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This joint study examines men’s attitudes and practices around gender inequality, son preference and intimate partner violence in India, and offers recommendations to effectively engage men and boys in efforts to advance gender equality.

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The review analyses 19 National AIDS Strategic Plans (NSPs) in the Asia-Pacific region to determine the amount of attention paid to key populations, particularly young key populations (YKP). More than 40 sub-categories were used for the analysis covering NSP development and review; content and operationalization of the plan; and by key population/young key population. The study drew on existing reviews of NSPs; guidance documents on comprehensive packages for key populations; and the UNAIDS HIV and AIDS Investment Framework.

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