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Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world and home to a number of long-running conflicts. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) places women and girls at the centre of humanitarian response. This publication shares examples of how we support actions to better mitigate the risks of disasters and support humanitarian response work that is underpinned by UNFPA’s unique mandate encompassing sexual and reproductive health, gender equality, population data and youth empowerment.

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Prepositioning has been a game-changer for UNFPA's humanitarian work across the Asia-Pacific region, improving the speed, quality and efficiency of emergency responses. This publication provides an overview of the Regional Prepositioning Initiative, UNFPA's flagship humanitarian preparedness initiative supported by Australia. 

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In 2018,  our regional and country programmes in Asia-Pacific UNFPA continued to accelerate the ICPD Programme of Action which in turn contributes to the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals. 

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An overview of the kNOwVAWdata initiative, which sustainably supports and strengthens regional and national capacity to measure violence against women prevalence.

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Reproductive rights and choices have become a reality for more women than ever. But we cannot be complacent: rights are still out of reach for too many women. Our challenge is to finish the unfinished business of guaranteeing rights and choices for all. Read our latest State of the World Population report 2019, published in a year that marks the 50th anniversary of UNFPA's founding and the 25th anniversary of the revolutionary Programme of Action forged at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo. 

 

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Well-being education programmes build the resilience of children, adolescents and young people, empowering them to relate to others with respect, to make and carry out responsible decisions, and to deal effectively with change and challenge. This UNFPA Asia-Pacific policy brief invites Ministries of Education and other stakeholders to consider the wide-ranging benefits of a package of life skills, including social and emotional learning, to enhance the health and well-being for all students.

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The United Nations Population Fund’s latest flagship State of World Population 2018 report focuses on the power of choice. The report titled The Power of Choice: Reproductive Rights and the Demographic Transition provides insight into how the power to choose the number, timing and spacing  of pregnancies can bolster economic and social progress around the world. 

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View the highlights of our latest World Population Report 2018 report here. 

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Cover of "Lessons learned from the implementation of a violence against women survey in Palau"

This ‘lessons learned’ document was developed by the kNOwVAWdata initiative under the leadership of Dr Henriette Jansen, UNFPA technical advisor. Through the use of real life ‘lessons’, the document intends to inform and inspire donors, planners, organisers and coordinators of violence against women prevalence studies around the world on how to overcome practical and ethical challenges they may encounter when implementing such a study.

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Cover of 2017 National Study on Gender-based Violence in Mongolia

The 2017 National Study on Gender-based Violence in Mongolia breaks down intimate partner and non-partner violence revealing violence for both lifetime and within the last 12 months. Furthermore, the study also gathers and reveals the data for the different forms of violence; physical, sexual, economic and emotional violence, and controlling behaviours.

The survey, interviewed more than 7,000 women – uncovering extremely high rates of intimate partner and non-partner violence against women across Mongolia.

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