Press kit for launch of new UN study on men and violence

On 10 September, 2013 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.

If you are interested in covering this story for your media outlet, you can find all media-related information on this page. 

Read the full press release here.

Read frequently asked questions here.

Download the report here.

Download the summary report here.

Download the qualitative case studies here.


Want to speak to an expert? The following team members are available for interview:

  • James Lang is the Programme Coordinator for Partners for Prevention.
  • Emma Fulu is the Research Specialist of Partners for Prevention.
  • Rachel Jewkes is the Lead Technical Adviser for the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence. She serves as the Acting Vice-President for Research Support and Director of the Gender and Health Research Unit of the Medical Research Council of South Africa.

Download the full team bios here.


Want to learn more about violence prevention work across Asia and the Pacific? P4P has compiled a list of organizations working to implement violence prevention programmes at the country-level across South and Southeast Asia and the Pacific. All contacts listed are publically available. This list has been compiled for ease of access for media, and does not represent endorsement by Partners for Prevention or the joint agencies. Download list of key NGOs and agencies here.

Looking for images? We have a range of images that are available for journalists to use in media stories.

James Lang (credit: Chris Palethorpe)
Emma Fulu (credit: Chris Palethorpe)
James Lang and Emma Fulu (credit: Chris Palethorpe)
Rachel Jewkes (credit: Chris Palethrope)

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Data Visualization Images (all credit: Daniel Feary)
Study map  
Prevalence of intimate partner violence  
Prevalence of non-partner rape 
Prevalence of gang rape
Gender inequality drives violence against women
Childhood experiences drive violence against women
Ways of being a man linked to dominance drives violence against women


For more information, contact:

Cherie Hart | UN Development Programme Regional Communications Advisor | | +66 8 1 918 1564

Montira Narkvichien | UN Women Communications and Outreach Officer | | +66 2 288 1579

Bill Ryan | UNFPA Regional Communications Advisor | | +66 89 897 6984

Rebecca Ladbury | Ladbury PR (London) | | +44 (0) 7941 224975

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