Partners for Prevention (P4P) is a UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV regional joint programme for the prevention of violence against women and girls in Asia and the Pacific. After 10 years of operation, the project came to a close in March of this year. A final report on the programme assessed the role volunteerism played in the primary prevention of such violence.
I am currently serving as an international UN Youth Volunteer in Agricultural Economics with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Hanoi, Viet Nam. I’m one of the six UN Youth Volunteers fully funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in 2017.
En la actualidad trabajo como Joven Voluntaria de las Naciones Unidas en el ámbito de la Economía Agrícola con la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) en Hanói, Viet Nam. Soy una de los seis Jóvenes Voluntarios de las Naciones Unidas cuya asignación financió en su totalidad el Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores de la República Checa en 2017.
As many as 68 per cent of women and girls aged 15-49 in Asia and the Pacific face some form of violence in their lifetime. This is one of the highest levels reported in the world.
Hasta un 68% de las mujeres y niñas de entre 15 y 49 años en Asia y el Pacífico se enfrentan a algún tipo de violencia durante su vida. Se trata de uno de los niveles más altos registrados en el mundo.
Pas moins de 68 % des femmes et des filles âgées de 15 à 49 ans en Asie et dans le Pacifique sont confrontées à une forme ou une autre de violence durant leur vie. Il s’agit de l’une des proportions les plus élevées constatées dans le monde entier.
In an effort to fight high levels of youth exclusion and vulnerability in Viet Nam, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partnered with the Vietnamese Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Youth Union (HCYU) in 2009 to create the Strengthening the Capacity of Volunteerism for Development in Viet Nam (VDVN) project.
26-year old Tran Van Chuong frequently awoke to the telltale sounds of his neighbour's wife being beaten by her husband. Their arguments would start quietly but escalate quickly as his neighbour turned to physical brutality, leaving his wife bruised and scraped. This was not an uncommon problem in their urban community in Da Nang, a major central Viet Nam port city of one million people.
World Health Day is the birthday of the World Health Organization (WHO) and a day that is close to Emmanuel Eraly's heart, as he has been involved in many campaigns to raise awareness of health issues in Viet Nam, where he worked for almost four years as a UNV intern and later as an international UN Volunteer supporting the communications function of WHO.
Hanoi, Viet Nam: When Leika Aruga (Japan) arrived at her duty station as a UN Volunteer Programme Specialist in Governance for UN Women in May 2014, it was a critical moment for women’s rights in Viet Nam. Little did she know how much she would use her training and background in international law to secure the inclusion of women's human rights in Vietnamese laws.