Human Trafficking Vulnerabilities in Asia: A Study on Forced Marriage between Cambodia and China. UN-ACT. (2016)

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This report examines patterns of forced marriage in the context of broader migratory flows between Cambodia and China. It primarily draws on the accounts of 42 Cambodian women who experienced conditions of forced marriage, with interviews having taken place in both countries. Key informants from government and non-government stakeholders in Cambodia and China were consulted as well.

The objective has been to analyze recruitment, brokering, transportation and exploitation patterns as well as the links between these; to determine service needs amongst Cambodians trafficked to China for forced marriage, in China, during the repatriation process and upon return to Cambodia; as well as to identify opportunities for interventions to prevent forced marriages from occurring and to extend protective services to those in need, at both policy and programming levels.


Keywords: gender equality, empowerment, women, girls, children, forced marriage

 

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Indicators on Violence against Women. UNFPA. (2016)

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'kNOwVAWdata is a UNFPA initiative to support and strengthen sustainable regional and national capacity to measure VAW. Over three-and-a-half years, from mid-2016 through the end of 2019, with support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the kNOwVAWdata initiative will build on work already being supported by UNFPA to conduct VAW surveys and analysis in in the Asia-Pacific region. The initiative will also ensure sustainability, including by strengthening capacities of national institutions to collect and analyze data, in particular by using internationally recognized, best practice survey methodologies. 

 

Keywords: VAW, data, violence, intimate partner, women, girls, SDG, Goal 5

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kNOwVAWdata - Data Sources. UNFPA. (2016)

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'kNOwVAWdata is a UNFPA initiative to support and strengthen sustainable regional and national capacity to measure VAW. Over three-and-a-half years, from mid-2016 through the end of 2019, with support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the kNOwVAWdata initiative will build on work already being supported by UNFPA to conduct VAW surveys and analysis in in the Asia-Pacific region. The initiative will also ensure sustainability, including by strengthening capacities of national institutions to collect and analyze data, in particular by using internationally recognized, best practice survey methodologies.  

 

Keywords: VAW, data, prevalence, violence, intimate partner, women, girls, SDG, Goal 5

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kNOwVAWdata Project Overview. UNFPA. (2016)

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'kNOwVAWdata is a UNFPA initiative to support and strengthen sustainable regional and national capacity to measure VAW. Over three-and-a-half years, from mid-2016 through the end of 2019, with support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the kNOwVAWdata initiative will build on work already being supported by UNFPA to conduct VAW surveys and analysis in in the Asia-Pacific region. The initiative will also ensure sustainability, including by strengthening capacities of national institutions to collect and analyze data, in particular by using internationally recognized, best practice survey methodologies. 

 

Keywords: VAW, data, violence, intimate partner, women, girls, SDG, Goal 5

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Out in the Open: Education Sector Responses to Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/expression. UNESCO. (2016)

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This report presents the main findings of the global review. It aims to give an analysis of the most up-to-date data on the nature, scope and impact of violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression and of current action. It also intends to provide education sector stakeholders with a framework for planning and implementing effective responses to violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression as part of wider efforts to prevent and address violence in schools.


Keywords: LGBT students, homophobic, violence, discrimination, bullying, gender, sexual orientation

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Pacific Leaders Gender Equality Declaration Trend Assessment Report 2012-2016. Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. (2016)

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The primary purpose of this Report is to motivate action and accountability, by reviewing commitments made and assessing areas of strength and weaknesses of implementation, in the context of the PLGED.

 

The Report is outlined as follows: Part 2 provides a brief summary of the Pacific’s PLGED progress; Part 3 takes a closer look at national level progress; and Part 4 highlights key recommendations towards accelerating the six priority areas, drawing from regional and national experience.


Keywords: women, gender, oceania, violence, discrimination

 

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Policy and Programme Guidance: HIV and Gender-based Violence Preventing and Responding to Linked Epidemics in Asia and the Pacific Region. Aryal S and Szabo G. (2016)

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This guidance provides a summary of the latest global targets and evidence on HIV and gender-based violence (GBV) in Asia and the Pacific Region. It presents case studies on emerging good practice, ideas for cross-collaboration and guidance for advocates, programmers and policy-makers working toward achieving gender equality, ending AIDS and eliminating GBV. The brief is intended to provide a resource for advocacy, policy and program development for use by civil society organizations, NGOs, UN Agencies and governments in the region.

 

Keywords: HIV, GBV, women, girls, violence, stigma and discrimination 

 

 

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Return to Abuser. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). (2016)

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A report from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) uncovers the gaps in services and systems in Papua New Guinea, trapping women and children in cycles of severe family and sexual violence. “Return to Abuser” details how a dire lack of protection mechanisms, a weak justice system and a culture of impunity endanger the health and lives of patients even if they manage to reach medical care. 

The report includes comprehensive data from more than 3,000 survivors of family and sexual violence that MSF treated in 2014-15 in its two projects in both rural Tari, in Hela Province, and the capital, Port Moresby. It reveals the repeated, often escalating, violence women and children endure in the places they should be safe, their homes and communities


Keywords: PNG, sexual violence, justice, laws and policies

 

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Survey Methodology - kNOwVAWdata. UNFPA. (2016)

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'kNOwVAWdata is a UNFPA initiative to support and strengthen sustainable regional and national capacity to measure VAW. Over three-and-a-half years, from mid-2016 through the end of 2019, with support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the kNOwVAWdata initiative will build on work already being supported by UNFPA to conduct VAW surveys and analysis in in the Asia-Pacific region. The initiative will also ensure sustainability, including by strengthening capacities of national institutions to collect and analyze data, in particular by using internationally recognized, best practice survey methodologies. 

 

Keywords: VAW, data, violence, intimate partner, women, girls, SDG, Goal 5

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UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women Annual Report 2015. UN Trust Fund. (2016)

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Built upon the generosity of UN Member States and a growing number of private sector partners, the UN Trust Fund is the only global, multilateral, grant-making mechanism that supports national efforts to end violence against women and girls, and its role today is more crucial than ever.
This Annual Report provides an opportunity to celebrate successes in combatting violence against women and girls around the world and to address remaining challenges. Despite the growing recognition that violence against women and girls is a human rights pandemic and a major obstacle to sustainable development, it continues to have an unjustifiably low priority in national planning, programming and budgeting. That is why now is the time to share examples of what works so we can turn talk into concrete action.

 

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, women, human rights, discrimination, monitoring and evaluation


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