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Unprecedented UN survey of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific reveals why some men use violence against women and girls and others do not

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: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

On behalf of UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV, the regional joint programme Partners for Prevention launched a new UN study on men’s use of violence against women on 10 September 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. The study of over 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific found that 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.  Nearly a quarter of men interviewed reported perpetrating rape against a woman or girl, ranging from 10 percent to 62 percent across the sites.

The study, entitled ‘Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It? Quantitative Findings from the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific’ was conducted in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea. It explores the prevalence of men’s use of violence...

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