About Gender-Based Violence

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The United Nations defines gender-based violence as any act that “results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivations of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.” Gender-based violence is largely¬†male-patterned violence and can include the victimization of¬†women, girls, men, boys, adolescents, and lesbian, gay, transgender, and gender non-conforming people.

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The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence analyzes the types and dynamics of gender violence in Asia and Pacific Islander communities including domestic violence, sexual violence, domestic violence related homicide, abusive international marriages, elder abuse, HIV & IPV, forced marriage, and trafficking. We also analyze the cultural contexts, barriers and issues API survivors from immigrant, refugee, LGBTQ, Muslim, and ethnic-specific groups face.

Gender-Based Violence Worldwide

The State of Conflict and Violence in Asia, 2017

This report from the Asia Foundation responds to critical gaps in existing conflict data by presenting a concise, evidence-based overview of violence in 14 Asian countries, including data on domestic and gender violence.

Why do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It? Qualitative Findings from the United Nations Multi-Country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific, 2013

By Partners for Prevention, this report shares the results of a study 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.