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Partners for Prevention launches new study on men's use of violence against women

As an Outreach and Capacity Officer in Pakistan, national UN Volunteer Rizwan Latif (wearing cap) talked to  men and boys in Islamabad about how they could encourage their peers to reduce gender-based violence and promote equality. (Waqas Anees, 2010)As an Outreach and Capacity Officer in Pakistan, national UN Volunteer Rizwan Latif (wearing cap) talked to men and boys in Islamabad about how they could encourage their peers to reduce gender-based violence and promote equality. (Waqas Anees, 2010)
10 September 2013

Bangkok, Thailand: Today, UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV came together, through the regional joint programme Partners for Prevention, to launch the report ‘Why do some men use violence and how can we prevent it? Quantitative findings from the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence.’ The study of over 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific found that overall nearly half of those men interviewed reported using physical and/or sexual violence against a female partner, ranging from 26 percent to 80 percent across the sites studied. Nearly a quarter of men interviewed reported perpetrating rape against a woman or girl, ranging from 10 percent to 62 percent across the sites.

From 2010 to 2013, over 10,000 men were interviewed across nine sites in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea. The findings are representative of the study sites but not representative of the entire Asia-Pacific region.

This report is the key output of the Partners for Prevention project, the Asia-Pacific regional joint programme for gender-based violence prevention in which UNV is a partner with UNFPA, UNDP and UN Women.

Find out more about today’s launch here: www.partners4prevention.org 

UNV has regularly covered developments in the Partners for Prevention project.

A feature on UNV’s contribution to P4P was published in in the UNV Annual Report 2012.  Find it here: issuu.com/unvolunteers/docs/unv_ar2012_creating_lasting_impact/18

On our website, we covered the side event held in March 2013 by UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV at the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) to preview the multi-country study by their Partners for Prevention regional joint programme. You will find the story here:   www.unv.org/en/news-resources/news/doc/un-agencies-combine-efforts.html

The P4P study ‘Making a difference: An assessment of volunteer interventions addressing gender-based violence in Cambodia’ was announced on this unv.org story: www.unv.org/en/news-resources/resources/on-volunteerism/doc/why-volunteering-matters-in.html 

The P4P study ‘Contributions of Volunteerism to the Prevention of Gender-Based Violence in Aceh’, was covered in this unv.org story:   www.unv.org/en/news-resources/news/doc/study-urges-revitalizing-volunteerism.html 

UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)