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Prepositioning Supplies in Disaster-Prone Countries of Asia and the Pacific

Fact Sheet

Prepositioning reproductive health supplies in areas vulnerable to natural disasters speeds up emergency assistance and saves lives; it also builds resilience in regular supply chains. In 2015, UNFPA established the Regional Prepositioning Initiative with support from Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Supplies are procured and stored at hubs in Brisbane, Australia and Suva, Fiji and in strategic locations around the 11 focus countries.

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Young People's Health and Well-being

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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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State of World Population 2018

State of World Population Report

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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State of World Population 2018: Highlights

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

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

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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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Key drivers of the changing prevalence of child marriage in three countries in South Asia

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This study provides empirical evidence on the cross-sectional and temporal effects of micro-level and macro-level factors on child marriage in three South Asian countries, namely Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. While micro-level effects on child marriage are extensively documented, the effects of macro-level drivers remain an open area of inquiry. To the extent that child marriage leads to limited opportunities and violation of basic human rights, this research seeks primarily to investigate those macro-level circumstances that are most effective in reducing the prevalence of child marriage in selected contexts. This study defines child marriage as a legal or customary union between two individuals, of whom one or both parties are younger than 18 years of age.

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2017 National Study on Gender-based Violence in Mongolia

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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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Policy brief: making universal health coverage work for women and young people

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This study reviews progress in six Asia-Pacific countries towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 3.7 and 3.8 on Universal Health Coverage for all and access to sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning. 

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Universal health coverage for sexual and reproductive health in Asia-Pacific

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Ths study reviews progress in six Asia-Pacific countries towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 3.7 and 3.8 on Universal Health Coverage for all and access to sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning. 

 

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Measuring the Prevalence of Violence against Women with Disabilities

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kNOwVAWdata, DFAT and UNFPA, together with the University of Melbourne, brought together national, regional and global experts to discuss what approaches should be taken to ensure that women with disabilities are better represented in national prevalence studies on violence against women. This is an important part of disability rights and leaving no one behind.

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