Violence is preventable
UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women & UNV
regional joint programme for the prevention of violence against women and girls in Asia and the Pacific
An, standing in the centre, during the programme’s closing workshop with participants and facilitators.
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"I want to build awareness about sexual harassment to prevent it. Girls should raise their voices and get justice."
Sumaya, left, during an 'Orange Day' event to prevent sexual harassment on the campus of Rajshahi University.
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“Since joining the Male Advocate Club, I have become more aware of inequalities between men and women. I understand how to treat my female family members, friends and colleagues with respect. I have shared what I learned from the club with my family and friends. I have even given suggestions to my father on how to treat my mother better.
Partners for Prevention is looking for a programme intern. Please apply through the UNDP website and click here for a full description of the position.
Raising four boys alone, 47 year-old Lucy Kukue was especially vulnerable to the aggressive behaviors rampant in her small village in South Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. While walking alone at night or on weekends, Lucy faced a constant threat of harassment by intoxicated men from nearby villages. She felt housebound and depressed, adding stress to her already challenging life as a single mother.
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(Participants at a Training of Trainers for facilitators of male advocates groups, in Da Nang, Vietnam)
Partners for Prevention (P4P) Regional Joint Programme is excited to announce the launch of a joint intervention to engage male advocates in the prevention of violence against women and girls.
The quantitative survey on masculinities and gender-based violence in Papua New Guinea was conducted from 2012 to 2013 by the Medical Research Council, South Africa, with support from UNDP PNG, the UNDP Regional Pacific Centre and Partners for Prevention. The Summary Report entitled “Family, Health and Safety Study” presents statistics with regard to the lives and experiences of 864 men and 879 women surveyed and is a representative sample for Bougainville.