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This 2018 snapshot is the third annual edition of this publication, showing the prevalence and trends of violence against women in the Asia-Pacific region.
The data in the map and table 2 reflect the most recent (national, if available) data collected with either the WHO methodology, the DHS-DV module, or the UNECE VAW module, from publicly available survey reports, updated in August 2018.
Keywords: violence, women, girls, intimate partner
1 in 3 women will experience physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime, mostly by an intimate partner. This violence has a profound impact on the health of women and their families. WHO brings attention to this important public health issue through research and evidence building, development of guidelines and tools for the health sector, strengthening country capacity, and advocacy to increase political will. Here are some of WHO’s key achievements and priorities in the coming years to address violence against women.
This resource, developed by the United Nations Population Fund and Women Enabled International, provides practical and concrete guidance on the provision of inclusive and accessible services related to gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for women and young persons with disabilities. While the primary audience is GBV- and SRHR-related service providers, the guidelines are a valuable resource for all stakeholders — including those in government, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations — involved in designing, developing, implementing or advocating for GBV or SRHR services for women and young persons with disabilities.
Keywords: gender, sexual and reproductive health, women, young people
In recent years, Cambodia has made progress in efforts to address violence against children and important steps have been taken to develop core laws, policies, specific strategies and regulatory frameworks for child protection. The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) has taken action in many sectors to address violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect, as well as including these issues in the National Strategic Development Plan and the National Action Plan on Violence Against Women. Significant challenges remain for the implementation of these structures in the absence of a comprehensive and centralized national child protection system and workforce.
Keywords: sexual, violence, child marriage, children, girls
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.
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
SRHR/HIV linkages are bidirectional synergies in policy, programmes, and service delivery that support comprehensive sexual and reproductive health needs and rights of all people, including people living with HIV, within a framework of gender equality and human rights. These infographics highlight current guidance from WHO on key aspects of SRHR/HIV Linkages.
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.
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.
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.