This report shares findings from UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific, undertaken by Partners for Prevention, a joint program of four United Nations agencies—the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and United Nations Volunteers. 10,000 men and 3,000 women participated in the study, making it the largest multi-country data set on men’s perpetration of violence against women conducted so far.

Recommendations “include entry points for change” with specific policy and program strategies highlighted for a variety of sectors such as; education, health care, legal and justice and labor. Suggestions include activities that promote coal and gender norm transformation. “Sustainable development, peace and security can only be achieved when caring and respectful relations among women, men, boys and girls become the norm.”

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A Conversation with Author Dr. Nusrat Rabbee: War Heroines Speak

A conversation with Dr. Nusrat Rabbee, author of War Heroines Speak: The Rape of Bangladeshi Women in 1971 War of Independence. During this dialogue, Dr. Rabbee discussed the use of rape as a weapon of genocide in the war of 1971, and how it impacted not only the women, but also society in post-war Bangladesh. Dr. Rabbee also explored where women’s rights and status are currently in Bangladesh, and what is currently being done to acknowledged gender-based violence in the country. She also discussed how the events of 1971 connect to the movement to end gender-based violence today, across the world and in the United States.

by Fulu E, Warner X, Miedema S, Jewkes R, Roselli T, and Lang J
Partners for Prevention

2013

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