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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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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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Socio-cultural Influences on the Reproductive Health of Migrant Women

A review of literature in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam

This report documents the findings of literature reviews conducted in 2010 in four Mekong countries. It explores the nexus between socio-cultural factors, health seeking behaviour, and access to sexual and reproductive health information and services among internal migrants in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam, and on Burmese migrants in Thailand.
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Building Partnerships on HIV and Sex Work

Report and recommendations from the first Asia and the Pacific Regional Consultation on HIV and Sex Work

This report reflects the voices and opinions of 140 participants, including resource persons and sex workers, at the first Asia and the Pacific Regional Consultation on HIV and Sex Work, held on October 2010 in Pattaya, Thailand. It covers critical components of the HIV and sex work responses, and four key areas – namely, creating an enabling legal and policy environment, ensuring sexual and reproductive health and rights, eliminating violence against sex workers, and addressing migration and mobility in the context of HIV and sex work. 
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Integrating Reproductive Rights into the Work of National Human Rights Institutions of the Asia Pacific Region

A preliminary study of current views and practices, challenges, and opportunities

This report focuses on reproductive rights and the extent to which these rights are, or could be, integrated into the work of national human rights institutions. It analyzes the current work practices and views of these institutions, and the major challenges and risks they face in dealing effectively with the issue.
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