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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 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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Cover of Lao National Survey on Women’s Health and Life Experiences 2014

This National Study on Women’s Health and Life Experiences 2014 report is the first to provide nationally representative data focused on domestic violence in Lao PDR.

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Cover of Why do some women experience more violence by husbands than others? (Viet Nam full report)

In 2010, the National Study on Domestic Violence against Women in Viet Nam was undertaken as part of the United Nations - Government of Viet Nam Joint Programme on Gender Equality as a joint endeavour between the General Statistics Office of Viet Nam. This report should be seen as a supplement, or ‘Part 2’, of the report “Keeping silent is dying” - Results from the National Study on Domestic Violence against Women in Viet Nam.

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Cover of Why do some women experience more violence by husbands than others? (Viet Nam summary)

In 2010, the National Study on Domestic Violence against Women in Viet Nam was undertaken as part of the United Nations - Government of Viet Nam Joint Programme on Gender Equality as a joint endeavour between the General Statistics Office. This summary report should be seen as a supplement, or ‘Part 2’, of the report “Keeping silent is dying” - Results from the National Study on Domestic Violence against Women in Viet Nam. This summary report reflects the main findings of the risk factor analysis in the full secondary analysis report, without presenting details of the statistical techniques nor detailed statistical findings.

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Cover of the Belau Family Health and Safety Study

The Belau Family Health and Safety Study aimed to obtain reliable data on the prevalence and types of violence against women in Palau.

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