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Guidance on Estimating Resource Requirements for a Minimum Package of Services

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This important manual provides guidance on estimating resource requirements for the UN Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence. The manual focuses on two essential services and one essential action across three sectors: initial contact, safe accommodation and the creation of a formal structure for the coordination and governance of co-ordination at local and national levels. 

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Child Marriage and Other Harmful Practices

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This study looks at the different forms that child marriage takes in South Asia and further looks at how these variations in child marriage practices are linked to other harmful practices. 

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National Study on Violence Against Women in Viet Nam (2019)

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The National Study on Violence Against Women (2019) conducted in Viet Nam has yielded a comprehensive and updated picture of violence against women, one that the Government and partners are determined to address all the more effectively going forward, to build on progress made in recent years.

The study shows that nearly two in three married women (almost 63 per cent) have experienced one or more forms of physical, sexual, emotional and economic violence and controlling behaviours by their husbands in their lifetime, and almost 32 per cent in the last 12 months.  

Viet Nam is the only country in the world so far which has conducted a second dedicated study specifically using a cross-culturally validated methodology developed by the World Health Organization. 

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COVID-19 Situation Report No. 5 for UNFPA Asia and Pacific

Situation Report

Regional Situation

  • With over 600,000 confirmed cases, India continues to see a rapid rise and has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the region. Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia continue to experience increase in new cases.
  • Maldives has the highest number of COVID-19 cases per million population in the Asia Pacific region, although new cases are now decreasing.
  • In countries with fragile health systems, refugees and displaced populations are extremely vulnerable. More than 46 cases have been confirmed in the overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh.
  • Countries in the region are responding to natural disasters in addition to the pandemic, including India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Indonesia, Vanuatu and Timor-Leste.

UNFPA Response Highlights

  • At least 68,655 youth have received support through youth health lines in Afghanistan (15,300), Bangladesh (4,642), India (19,640), Lao PDR (25,000) and Nepal (4,073). 
  • 46,515 women and adolescent girls have received dignity kits in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Maldives, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan and in the Pacific. The majority of kits have been customised for the COVID-19 context with additional protective items and information on available GBV services. 
  • At least 15 country offices and the Pacific Sub-regional Office (PSRO) are investing in GBV capacity building of health and social workers, case managers, counsellors, social mobilisers and/or Government staff.

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UNFPA Pakistan - COVID-19 Situation Report 3

Situation Report

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNFPA Pakistan has developed a comprehensive Strategic Response Framework aligned with UNFPA’s global strategy and WHO’s Operational Planning Guidelines. UNFPA’s response strategy has two main pillars: health system strengthening and community empowerment, including gender-centred interventions. Read UNFPA Pakistan's latest Situation Report for more information.

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic UNFPA Global Response Plan (June 2020 Update)

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic UNFPA Global Response Plan (updated June 2020).

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COVID-19 Situation Report No. 4 for UNFPA Asia and Pacific

Situation Report

With over 207,000 confirmed cases, India has seen a rapid rise and now has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the Asia Pacific region. Iran, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Indonesia   continue   to   experience   a   rapid   increase   in confirmed cases.

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Accelerating the Promise: The Report on the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25

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This report captures the unique essence, substance and outcomes of the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25: Accelerating the Promise, co-convened by the governments of Kenya, Denmark and UNFPA on 12-14 November, 2019.

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UNFPA Pakistan - COVID-19 Situation Report 2

Situation Report

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNFPA Pakistan has developed a comprehensive Strategic Response Framework aligned with UNFPA’s global strategy and WHO’s Operational Planning Guidelines. UNFPA’s response strategy has two main pillars: health system strengthening and community empowerment, including gender-centred interventions. Read UNFPA Pakistan's latest Situation Report for more information. 

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COVID-19 Technical Brief for Family Planning Services

Technical Reports and Document

Sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights are fundamental to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and upholding human rights. During these unprecedented times, it is crucial to ensure that there is no regression of the progress made.This technical brief analyzes the possible consequences of COVID-19 on the rights of individuals and couples to family planning and provides guidance to countries on the continued commitment and investment in family planning. 

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