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Realizing the Potential

Annual Report

This annual report summarizes the 2013 programmes, objectives and initiatives achieved, both globally and regionally, in 2013. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, worked with 159 countries, territories and other areas in 2013 to help deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

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State of World Population Report 2014

State of World Population Report

Young people matter. They matter because an unprecedented 1.8 billion youth are alive today, and because they are the shapers and leaders of our global future. They matter because they have inherent human rights that must be fulfilled. Yet, in a world of adult concerns, young people are often overlooked. This tendency cries out for urgent correction, because it imperils youth as well as economies and societies at large. The largest global youth population in human history will have a profound effect on every aspect of our common future.

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Cover of Report on Bangladesh Violence Against Women Survey 2011

2011 Report on Bangladesh Violence Against Women Survey

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The main objective of the survey is to generate official statistics on the prevalence of different forms of violence against women in Bangladesh.

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Genderizing the Census. Strategic approaches to capturing the gender realities of a population

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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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Young people and the law in Asia and the Pacific

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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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UNFPA in Asia and the Pacific

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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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The HIV and sex work collection

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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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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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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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