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

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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.’ 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.

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)

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

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