UNFPA Viet Nam - Publications: Gender

Publications: Gender


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Domestic Violence prevention and response in Viet Nam

Lessons learned from the intervention model in Phu Tho and Ben Tre province

This Lessons Learned Paper identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the piloted intervention model, and analyzes whether the model, or components of the model, can be replicated nationwide. It also provides a strategic direction on GBV/DV response in Viet Nam, including information that will help them in developing an intervention model that suits the needs of the Vietnamese society, culture and political and administrative structures.
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Study on Gender, Masculinity and Son Preference in Nepal and Viet Nam

This study was first of its kind in Nepal and Viet Nam that explored men's attitudes on a wide range of issues related to gender equality, son preference, the levels and types of intimate partner violence and knowledge and attitude toward laws and policies related to women's right. The study affirms that high son preference, conservative gender roles and inequitable attitudes persist in both countries. There is a  need for more comprehensive, long-term and male-targeted intervention programs or campaigns at national and local levels taking into account men's specific socio-economic conditions that influence their preferences. While the levels of knowledge of laws and policies relating to gender equality is high, there is clearly a greater need for enforcement coupled with effective communication not only on the laws but also on the norms underlying the practices that are being legislated. Because of the relationship between childhood experiences of inequality, gender equitable attitudes, son preference and intimate partner violence, early childhood interventions around masculinity and men's role in family are also policy recommendations from this study.
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Teach the wife when she first arrives

Trajectories and pathways into violent and non-violent masculinities in Hue City and Phu Xuyen district, Viet Nam

The report  is based on life history qualitative research conducted in two sites in Viet Nam: Hue and Phu Xuyen. It aims to look in-depth at individual men’s life histories to understand what factors push men towards more violent notions of what it means to be a man, and what factors cause men to associate being a man with more gender-equitable, non violent practices. These research findings have particular significance for prevention work on gender based violence in Viet Nam. Ultimately, this research shows that violence is not inevitable and that change is possible.
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Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Viet Nam

Towards a strong national programme designed to support both prevention and response

This fact sheet summarizes the paper “Gender-based violence. A review” prepared by the UN in Viet Nam in consultation with key stakeholders, to provide an overview of current issues relating to GBV in Viet Nam. Its purpose is to inform strategic planning, visioning and priority setting related to gender-based violence in areas including research, programming, planning, as well as monitoring and evaluation.
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Gender-Based Violence: Issue paper

This paper was commissioned by the UN Gender Programme Coordination Group (Gender PCG) to provide a summary of current issues relating to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Viet Nam. Its purpose is to inform strategic planning, visioning and priority-setting for GBV in research, programming, planning, monitoring and evaluation. The audience is the UN system as well as the Government of Viet Nam. Over the next two years, several important strategic planning documents will be developed, providing rich opportunities to apply the lessons learned from research, policy development and programming from the past five years, to the next phase of policy development and implementation.
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Gender-based violence programming review

The qualitative review was undertaken in 2006 to indentify successful Gender-based violence programming in Viet Nam, the challenges faced, and future areas of proposed action. It is intended to inform policy makers, programme managers and concerned agencies about the design and implementation of GBV related programmes /projects crucial for achieving the objectives of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and the International Conference on Population and Development in Viet Nam. It was published in October 2007 in both English and Vietnamese.
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