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

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

Policy Brief on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) in Southeast Asia. ASEAN SOGIE Caucus (2017).


In this policy brief, we define the term “women” inclusively: according to sex assigned at birth, meaning those whose legal sex marker is female; and according to gender identity, meaning those who identify as women regardless of whether this identity is reflected in their legal or medical documents. In this policy brief, we define the term “women” inclusively: according to sex assigned at birth, meaning those whose legal sex marker is female; and according to gender identity, meaning those who identify as women regardless of whether this identity is reflected in their legal or medical documents.

Keywords: human rights, laws, discrimination, women


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Report of the Independent Expert on Protection against Violence and Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. United Nations. (2017)


The report offers a window through which to gauge the approach and methodology of the Independent Expert. There are key reflections responding to the mandate, particularly regarding the panorama of the situation, including the implementation of international instruments, with identification of good practices and gaps; awareness of the violence and discrimination issue, and linkage with root causes; dialogue, consultation and cooperation with States and other stakeholders; the identification of multiple, intersecting and aggravated forms of violence and discrimination; and support for international cooperation and related services to assist national efforts. 

Keywords: gender, violence, human rights, discrimination


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The Trial of Rape: Understanding the Criminal Justice System Response to Sexual Violence in Thailand and Viet Nam. Skinnider E, Montgomery R and Garrett S. (2017)


This study, the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region, seeks to analyze how the varying criminal justice systems in Thailand and Viet Nam respond to reported cases of rape and sexual assault, and to identify the key institutional factors associated with the disposition of cases in these countries. In doing so, the study aims to understand where and how attrition of sexual violence cases occurs and identify strategic entry points for strengthening the administration of justice in this area.  

Keywords: gender, sexual violence, justice, policies, response


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