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Implementing the National Study on Domestic Violence against Women: Experience and Lessons from Viet Nam

Implementing the National Study on Domestic Violence against Women: Experience and Lessons from Viet Nam

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This report documents the key steps, the stakeholders involved in the process, lessons, and recommendations from implementing the National Study on Domestic Violence against Women in Viet Nam, which was completed in 2010.

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Mapping of Faith-based Responses to Violence against Women and Girls in the Asia-Pacific Region

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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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Sex Imbalances at Birth

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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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Study on Gender, Masculinity and Son Preference in Nepal and Vietnam

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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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Child Marriage in Southern Asia

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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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Building Partnerships on HIV and Sex Work

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This report reflects the voices and opinions of 140 participants, including resource persons and sex workers, at the first Asia and the Pacific Regional Consultation on HIV and Sex Work, held on October 2010 in Pattaya, Thailand. It covers critical components of the HIV and sex work responses, and four key areas – namely, creating an enabling legal and policy environment, ensuring sexual and reproductive health and rights, eliminating violence against sex workers, and addressing migration and mobility in the context of HIV and sex work. 

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Socio-cultural Influences on the Reproductive Health of Migrant Women

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This report documents the findings of literature reviews conducted in 2010 in four Mekong countries. It explores the nexus between socio-cultural factors, health seeking behaviour, and access to sexual and reproductive health information and services among internal migrants in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam, and on Burmese migrants in Thailand. Where identified, examples of good practice were also documented in the report.

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Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality

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This report generates specific, detailed lessons for successful implementation of initiatives that engage men and boys in advancing gender equality and reproductive health. Four case studies from Bangladesh, Philippines, Cambodia and Uganda are presented, followed by lessons learned and recommendations for supporting work related to engaging men.
 

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Making Aid More Effective in Asia and the Pacific

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Fully committed to the principles of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the Accra Agenda for Action, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has been adjusting its programmes and systems to individual country contexts – taking into account the changing development environment, and moving progressively towards processes that are nationally owned and led.

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Integrating Reproductive Rights into the Work of National Human Rights Institutions of the Asia Pacific Region

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Reproduction is an elemental, life-changing common experience for much of humanity. Yet each year, more than 120 million couples have an unmet need for contraception, 80 million women have unintended pregnancies (45 million of which end in abortion), and more than half a million women are estimated to die from complications associated with pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.

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