Handbook on Effective Prosecution Responses to Violence against Women and Girls. UNODC and UN Women. (2014)

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Drawing upon the recommendations and guidance contained in the updated Model Strategies and Practical Measures, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and UN Women, in cooperation with Thailand Institute of Justice, have drafted the Handbook on Effective Prosecution Responses to Violence against Women and Girls with a view to assist prosecutors in their duty to uphold the rule of law, firmly protect human rights and serve their community with impartiality and fairness in cases involving violence against women and girls.

 


Keywords: women, girls, gender-based violence, laws

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MDGs Gender Chart 2014. UNSD and UN Women. (2014)

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The biennial MDGs Gender Chart depicts the situation of women and girls in developing regions as reflected in a number of indicators that are used to monitor the MDGs. This is a special edition of the MDGs Gender Chart produced by the UN Statistics Division and UN Women, with contributions from other agencies, such as ILO, OECD, UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics and UNAIDS, for 58th session of the Commission on the status of women whose priority theme is Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls. It shows that although there has been some progress in a number of the gender dimensions of the Goals, more needs to be done, in every country and at every level, to achieve the MDGs. 


Keywords: violence, education, human rights, child mortality, maternal deaths, girls, boys

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National HIV Legal Review Report. UNDP, UNAIDS and Pyoe Pin (2014)

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This report presents the key findings and recommendations of the review of Myanmar's legal framework and its effect on access to health and HIV prevention and treatment services for people living with HIV and key affected populations.

 

 

Keywords: Myanmar, Legal, PLHIV, Sex workers, MSM, Transgender, Women, Girls, Children, Young people, Key populations

 

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Pacific Sexual Health and Well-Being: Shared Agenda 2015-2019. Secretariat of the Pacific Community Suva (Fiji). (2014)

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The Pacific Sexual Health and Well-Being Shared Agenda 2015–2019 (the Shared Agenda) is a visionary document that provides guidance and strategic direction to strengthen the sexual health response in the Pacific region by shifting the focus from a single disease to a rights-based comprehensive approach to sexual health.

 

Keywords: HIV, Pacific, STI, civil society, violence, young people, LGBT, MSM, sex workers, PLHIV, women

 

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Women Living with HIV Speak Out against Violence. UNAIDS. (2014)

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Women living with HIV have a unique perspective on the AIDS epidemic. Similarly, women who have personally experienced violence can inform the debate on how to stop violence against women in a way that no others can. Together, they can provide valuable insight and experiences to end the AIDS epidemic and violence against women.

 

This collection of essays by women living with and affected by HIV sheds light on the experiences of women living with HIV in overcoming and addressing violence against women.

 


Keywords: HIV, women, girls, violence, drug, laws

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Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey. National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPORT), Mitra and Associates, and ICF International. (2013)

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This report summarizes the findings of 2011 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Surveys (BDHS) conducted under the authority of the National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPORT) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and implemented by Mitra and Associates of Dhaka. ICF International provided financial and technical assistance for the survey through USAID/Bangladesh. The BDHS is part of the worldwide Demographic and Health Surveys program, which is designed to collect data on fertility, family planning, and maternal and child health.

 

 

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In-brief: Economic Empowerment of Women. UN Women. (2013)

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Investing in women’s economic empowerment sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth. Women make enormous contributions to economies, whether in businesses, on farms, as entrepreneurs or employees, or by doing unpaid care work at home.


Keywords: gender, discrimination, economic empowerment, migrants

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Rapid Assessment of Institutional Readiness to Deliver Gender-Based Violence and HIV Services in Five Provinces of Papua New Guinea. National AIDS Council of Papua New Guinea and UNDP. (2013)

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In this assessment, the forms of gender-based violence studied include physical, sexual, and emotional abuse of women by their husbands and partners; sexual assault by non-partners; and the physical, sexual, and emotional abuse of children. The needs of men who have sex with men; transgender people; and male, female, and transgender sex workers were also included because these groups are often targets of genderbased violence, including harassment, blackmail, and police violence [United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM), as cited in Godwin, 2010]. GBV victims and survivors may have also experienced accusations of sorcery, and discrimination in relation to their HIV status.

 

 

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Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It? UNDP, UNFPA, UN WOMEN and UNV. (2013)

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Quantitative Findings from the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific’ was conducted in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea. It explores the prevalence of men’s use of violence against women in the survey sites, and shows what factors make men more or less likely to use violence.

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2012 Social Institutions and Gender Index Understanding the Drivers of Gender Inequality. OECD Development Centre (2012)

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Despite promising progress in some areas, underlying discrimination against women persists: the 2012 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) shows that countries have made promising progress in tackling discriminatory social institutions in some areas. Despite positive steps, pervasive and persistent social institutions continue to limit women and girls’ horizons in all regions ranked in the 2012 SIGI. Latin America and the Caribbean shows the lowest level of overall discrimination against women in the 2012 SIGI rankings. South Asia has improved its position from the lowest ranked region in 2009 to the fourth ranked region in 2012. This is largely due to the introduction of laws to combat violence against women, decline in early marriage, introduction of quotas to promote women’s political participation and improvement in son bias for some countries in the region.


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