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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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This document provides census managers with methods to strengthen the focus on gender in population and housing censuses and thereby improve the quality of census data. It covers every phase of a census undertaking, from planning to data analysis and dissemination, and describes how the gender dimension can be better represented at each stage.
 

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This 16-page booklet provides a snapshot of UNFPA’s achievements in Asia and the Pacific region in its areas of work, including Population Dynamics and Development, Improving Maternal Health, Family Planning, Women’s Rights and Empowerment, Promoting the Reproductive and Sexual Health of Young People, Advancing Effective Responses to HIV Infection, and Responding to Humanitarian Disasters and Conflicts.

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Over 400 key legal and policy documents from all Asia-Pacific countries were analysed for the report, making it the first systemic review on this topic in the region. Focus group discussions with young people were also undertaken to elicit their views and experiences in accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV services, including on issues such as age of consent, age and marriage requirements for services, and attitudes of service providers.

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The purpose of this resource is to: document and share programming and advocacy experience from across the Asia-Pacific region that can guide programming and advocacy efforts to respond effectively to HIV in the context of sex work.

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In many countries of the Asia-Pacific region sons are given greater value than daughters. To combat a preference for sons, policymakers need to understand the underlying motivations of parents, including fathers. ICRW, in collaboration with the Center for Research on Environment, Health and Population Activities (CREHPA) in Nepal and the Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS) in Vietnam examined men’s attitudes and behaviors in each country around son preference, gender equality, masculinity, intimate partner violence (IPV) and laws and policies related to women’s reproductive rights.

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This report offers an updated review of the various facets, and the latest trends and differentials on sex selection in Asia. It includes a set of recommendations to combat gender discrimination and prenatal sex selection at the national and regional levels.

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This mapping documents the initiatives of faith-based organizations in Asia-Pacific to respond to violence against women and girls. The report brings together the experiences of 58 organizations, collected through online survey and supplemented by in-depth interviews.

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The country briefs highlight the child marriage practices in nine Southern Asian countries.
 
Child marriage is a violation of a girl’s rights. It seriously compromises the efforts to reduce gender-based violence, advance education, overcome poverty and improve health indicators.

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