Supporting AFPPD and Parliamentarians’ responses to the prevention of violence against women in Asia and the Pacific
Partners for Prevention, in collaboration with the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) is conducting research aimed at exploring the challenges Parliamentarian’s face in moving prevention policy forward, and developing a deeper understanding of how they can be supported in the key roles they can play in GBV prevention in their countries.
P4P recently interviewed MPs at the Regional Women Ministers’ and Parliamentarians Conference, “Review of Parliamentarians’ Actions and Legislations on the Elimination of Violence against Women,” on 21 -22 October , in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. At the conference, Partners for Prevention also gave a presentation about how to engage boys and men in the prevention of violence against women in the session “Men in Action on Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls”. Over 90 parliamentarians from 19 Asia-Pacific countries participated in the conference. The conference was organized by AFPPD in cooperation with the Indonesian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (IFPPD) and supported by the AusAID and UNFPA.
P4P also interviewed Parliamentarians at the “Young Parliamentarians’ Consultation on ‘International Conference on Population and Development’ Issues’”, on 27-28 November, in Bangkok. Approximately 40 Parliamentarians from 14 Asia-Pacific countries took part in the conference. UNFPA/Partners for Prevention also gave a presentation on “Leadership: Accountability of young parliamentarians for prevention of violence against women”. The conference was organized by AFPPD in cooperation with UNFPA and the Government of Japan.
On December 18, the Standing Committee of Male Parliamentarians on the Elimination of Violence against Women will meet in Port Macquarie, Australia. Partners for Prevention is supporting the Standing Committee of Male Parliamentarians as a collaborative partner with AFPPD.
The research findings will create a better understanding of what national-level policy makers need to be able to champion GBV prevention policies and programmes in their own countries and communities.