An Everyday Lesson: #ENDviolence in Schools. UNICEF. (2018)


Globally, half of students aged 13–15 experience peer-to-peer violence in and around school. This violence has short-term effects on their educational achievement and leaves a long-term impression on their futures. This report outlines the prevalence of violence in and around schools and highlights students’, partners’ and UNICEF efforts to #Endviolence in schools


Keywords: young people, bullying, sexual violence, gender equality



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Global Study on Ending Gender-based Violence and Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. UNFPA. (2018)


Young Persons with Disabilities: Global Study on Ending Gender-based Violence and Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights contains new qualitative, global research. This study provides an analysis on the situation of young persons with disabilities concerning discrimination and gender-based violence, including the impact on their sexual and reproductive health and rights. It also provides an assessment of legal, policy and programming developments and specific good practices in service delivery as well as best-standard prevention and protection measures. Finally, policy and programming recommendations are provided to assist in greater promotion of the rights of young persons with disabilities, with a particular emphasis on preventing and responding to gender-based violence, and realizing sexual and reproductive health and rights.


Keywords: discrimination, gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health, human rights 


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Good Practice Guide: Gender-transformative HIV Programming. Fried S and Webbe V. (2018)

This guide considers the many ways in which gender and HIV interact, and how this is influenced by variables such as education, income, age, ethnicity, race, disability, migrant status, health, location, and sexual orientation.
It contains tools, evidence and good practice to ensure that HIV programming responds to and addresses harmful gender norms, structures and stereotypes that act as a barrier to HIV prevention, treatment and care, and the realisation of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Keywords: HIV, gender, violence, services, women, girls

Know Violence: Exploring the Links between Violence, Mental Health and HIV Risk among Men Who have Sex with Men and Transwomen in South Asia. UNDP, ICRW and APCOM. (2018)


This report by UNDP, ICRW and APCOM Foundation explores the links between violence, mental health and HIV risk among men who have sex with men and transwomen in seven South Asian countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It is based on focus group discussions in 12 sites in 7 countries with men who have sex with men and transwomen who have direct experience of violence, as well as interviews with key informants from community-based organizations, health, law, and government. The report provides concrete recommendations to stakeholders across many sectors to mitigate and minimize the effects of violence on mental health and HIV vulnerabilities through programme and policy efforts.

Keywords: HIV, SOGIE, LGBTI, violence, laws


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Lessons Learned about Primary Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls in Asia and the Pacific Region. Gevers A, Taylor K, Droste M and Williams J. (2018)

This regional lessons-learned report provides insight into what is involved in undertaking primary prevention of VAWG and what both drives its success and hinders its progress. These lessons aim to inform organizations and agencies involved in, or that plan to become involved in, primary prevention programming, to assist in their planning and budgeting and for donors to gain insight into the costs and complexities of primary prevention work. 
Keywords: prevention, knowledge, violence, women, girls

Lessons Learned about Volunteerism within the Context of Primary Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls. Gevers A, Williams J, Le T and Droste M. (2018)


This report reviews and assesses the impact Volunteerism has on personal and community development. Volunteerism and volunteers can make valuable contributions to sustainable VAWG prevention in communities. However, to reap these benefits, it is important to manage and actively support them throughout the project acknowledging the important role that they play.  


Keywords: support, prevention, community, violence, empowering



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Promising Strides toward Ending Violence against Women and Girls in the Asia and the Pacific Region. Gevers A and Taylor K. (2018)


This report is primarily intended for donors, policy makers, programme managers, and practitioner donors. It describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of diverse primary prevention interventions to prevent violence against women and girls that have a focus on transforming harmful masculinities and social norms in 4 diverse Asia-Pacific contexts, as well as discuss the main impacts of these interventions. The report locates the P4P project and learnings within the broader context of the global primary prevention field to highlight the contributions that P4P is making to advance the field globally. 

Keywords: women, girls, prevention, violence, gender


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UNAIDS: Accelerating Progress towards Gender Equality in the UN System and Beyond. UNAIDS. (2018)


UNAIDS has been at the leading edge of progress on gender in the UN. In just four  years, UNAIDS has transformed its leadership at the country level from 27–48% women (2013–2017). 


Keywords: SDGs, gender equality, empowering, women




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Considerations for Developing a CEDAW Concluding Observations Implementation Plan in Myanmar. Gender Equality Network. (2017)


The purpose of this Report is to provide contextual background for CEDAW issues and outline steps for the Government to take as part of a comprehensive COB implementation plan. This Report can be used as a building block for a comprehensive implementation plan for CEDAW recommendations as well as for an overall advocacy plan to advance women’s equality. It can also inform decisions regarding establishing advocacy priorities. This Report must be considered within the context of gender equality advocacy and strategic planning already being done within Myanmar.


Keywords: HIV, AIDS, women, girls, gender, rights, laws, violence


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Ending Violence against Women Roadmap Synthesis Report. Pacific Women. (2017)


This report on ending violence against women (EVAW) aims to: guide future investments; prioritise approaches and activities; and provide a transparent and strategic framework for Pacific Women funding decisions. Key issues and recommendations from this report will be reflected in a single Roadmap Synthesis report – recognising the intersection between women’s economic empowerment, women and leadership and EVAW.


Keywords: women, violence, justice, health, response



- Ending Violence Against Women Roadmap Synthesis Report

- Review of Counselling Services in the Pacific


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