Asia-Pacific researchers share experiences on conducting innovative new research on masculinities and violence against women
From the 23rd – 25th of March 2011, Partners for Prevention hosted the 2nd Asia-Pacific Regional Research Meeting for the Gender-based Violence Prevention and Masculinities Research Project at the Amari Watergate Hotel in Bangkok. Thirty participants from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam, representing research institutes, civil society, government, UN partners as well as members of the project’s Regional Steering Committee and Technical Advisory Group took part in three days of active discussion and planning. Country teams presented on their progress so far and shared lessons they have learned along the way. Claudia Garcia-Moreno (WHO) and Gary Barker (Instituto Promundo) also shared their invaluable experiences from the WHO Multi-country Study and IMAGES, respectively. Rachel Jewkes (Medical Research Council) and Emma Fulu (P4P) provided training to participants on both quantitative and qualitative data analysis and research dissemination. Report templates and plans for qualitative, quantitative and policy analysis at the national-level were discussed in-depth and have been revised accordingly. Ideas to begin forming possible regional and national communications strategies for the project were also discussed. Thank you to all who participated for making this an engaging and successful meeting!