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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 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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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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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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Whereas the topic of Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) has received a lot of attention over the past decade, and a variety of documents and research papers have been written about it, an overview of these writings has not been gathered before into one document.

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This annual report summarizes the 2013 programmes, objectives and initiatives achieved, both globally and regionally, in 2013. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, worked with 159 countries, territories and other areas in 2013 to help deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

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Young people matter. They matter because an unprecedented 1.8 billion youth are alive today, and because they are the shapers and leaders of our global future. They matter because they have inherent human rights that must be fulfilled. Yet, in a world of adult concerns, young people are often overlooked. This tendency cries out for urgent correction, because it imperils youth as well as economies and societies at large. The largest global youth population in human history will have a profound effect on every aspect of our common future.

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The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Government of Myanmar) conducted its most recent census in March/April 2014. This is more than 30 years after the last census in 1983. Censuses are the main source of demographic and socio-economic information in developing countries. 

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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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