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Asia-Pacific Regional Review of the Inclusion of Young Key Populations in National AIDS Strategic Plans

The review analyses 19 National AIDS Strategic Plans (NSPs) in the Asia-Pacific region to determine the amount of attention paid to key populations, particularly young key populations (YKP). More than 40 sub-categories were used for the analysis covering NSP development and review; content and operationalization of the plan; and by key population/young key population. The study drew on existing reviews of NSPs; guidance documents on comprehensive packages for key populations; and the UNAIDS HIV and AIDS Investment Framework.
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Asia-Pacific Regional Review of the Inclusion of Young Key Populations in National AIDS Strategic Plans

The review analyses 19 National AIDS Strategic Plans (NSPs) in the Asia-Pacific region to determine the amount of attention paid to key populations, particularly young key populations (YKP). More than 40 sub-categories were used for the analysis covering NSP development and review; content and operationalization of the plan; and by key population/young key population. The study drew on existing reviews of NSPs; guidance documents on comprehensive packages for key populations; and the UNAIDS HIV and AIDS Investment Framework.
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Sex Ratios and Gender Biased Sex Selection

History, Debates and Future Directions

The study maps existing evidence on gender biased sex selection in the Indian context, weaving in significant social debates and policy developments, and the way forward on action. It offers practical suggestions to advance research and understanding on the subject by focusing on different areas such as family and household, education, labour and employment, and on institutions that directly or indirectly aid or fight the practice of sex selection.  
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Realizing the Potential

Annual Report 2013

This annual report summarizes the 2013 programmes, objectives and initiatives achieved, both globally and regionally, in 2013. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, worked with 159 countries, territories and other areas in 2013 to help deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.
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UNFPA in Asia and the Pacific

This 16-page booklet provides a snapshot of UNFPA’s achievement in Asia and the Pacific region in its areas of work, including Population Dynamics and Development, Improving Maternal Health, Family Planning, Women’s Rights and Empowerment, Promoting the Reproductive and Sexual Health of Young People, Advancing Effective Responses to HIV Infection,  and Responding to Humanitarian Disasters and Conflicts.
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Young people and the law in Asia and the Pacific

A review of laws and policies affecting young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health and HIV services

Over 400 key legal and policy documents from all Asia-Pacific countries were analyzed for the report, making it the first systemic review on this topic in the region. Focus group discussions with young people were also undertaken to elicit their views and experiences in accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV services, including on issues such as age of consent, age and marriage requirements for services, and attitudes of service providers.
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Genderizing the Census. Strategic approaches to capturing the gender realities of a population

This document provides census managers with methods to strengthen the focus on gender in population and housing censuses and thereby improve the quality of census data. It covers every phase of a census undertaking, from planning to data analysis and dissemination, and describes how the gender dimension can be better represented at each stage.
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Study on Gender, Masculinity and Son Preference in Nepal and Vietnam

In many countries of the Asia-Pacific region sons are given greater value than daughters. To combat a preference for sons, policymakers need to understand the underlying motivations of parents, including fathers. This study finds wide support for son preference, and conservative gender roles and norms as well as high levels of IPV. Although men are knowledgeable about laws and policies around gender equality, greater enforcement is needed coupled with effective messaging to combat inequitable norms underlying the practices the legislation is designed to address.
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Sex Imbalances at Birth

Current trends, consequences and policy implications

This report offers an updated review of the various facets, and the latest trends and differentials on sex selection in Asia. It includes a set of recommendations to combat gender discrimination and prenatal sex selection at the national and regional levels.
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Mapping of Faith-based Responses to Violence against Women and Girls in the Asia-Pacific Region

Across Asia-Pacific, domestic violence is the most prevalent form of violence affecting women and girls. This mapping documents the initiatives of faith-based organizations in the region to respond to violence against women and girls. The report brings together the experiences of 58 organizations, collected through online survey and supplemented by in-depth interviews.
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Child Marriage in Southern Asia

The country briefs highlight the child marriage practices in nine Southern Asian countries. Child brides are often forced into early sexual activity and childbearing, making them at greater risk of suffering from conditions like obstetric fistula and hemorrhaging, or even death.
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