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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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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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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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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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Cover of Swimming Against the Tide: Lessons Learned from Field Research on Violence Against Women in the Solomon Islands and Kiribati

 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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Cover of the Kiribati Family Health and Support Study

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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Cover of National Study on Domestic Violence against Women in Viet Nam 2010: summary report

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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Cover of National Study on Domestic Violence against Women in Viet Nam 2010: full report

This National Study on Domestic Violence against Women in Viet Nam 2010 report is the first to provide nationally representative data focused on domestic violence in Viet Nam.

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Several UNFPA country offices in Asia and the Pacific have ongoing efforts designed to strengthen the capacities of health sectors to respond efficaciously to gender-based violence (GBV). While these initiatives present varying models, they have created a body of knowledge and experience that would benefit from regional assessment and sharing. 

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Over half a million women die each year due to complications during pregnancy and child birth. Forty-four percent of these women are from Asia and the Pacific. The vast majority of these deaths are preventable. At the Millennium Summit in 2000, states resolved to reduce maternal mortality by three quarters by the year 2015. This commitment is encapsulated in the Millennium Development Goals. Goal 5 is a commitment to improve maternal health: the reduction of maternal mortality is an outcome chosen to assess the progress in this regard. Halfway to the MDG target date, it is clear that many Asian and Pacific countries that were reviewed will not meet Goal 5 unless action is taken now.

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