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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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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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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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Swimming Against the Tide

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 This document is the result of an independent assessment, aimed at documenting the challenges faced and lessons learned in the process of carrying out the research in Solomon Islands and Kiribati.

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Kiribati Family Health and Support Study

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This report of the Kiribati Family Health and Support Study analyses data from the first ever nationally representative research on violence against women and related child abuse in Kiribati. 

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Summary Report: National Study on Domestic Violence against Women in Viet Nam 2010

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In 2010, the National Study on Domestic Violence against Women in Viet Nam was undertaken as part of the United Nations - Government of Viet Nam Joint Programme on Gender Equality as a joint endeavour between the General Statistics Office. This report presents a summary of the findings of the National Study on Domestic Violence against women in Viet Nam.

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