Changing Social Norms to Address Violence Against Women and Girls

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018

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Celebrating the achievements and learning the lessons from a landmark joint United Nations programme for Asia and the Pacific

Where: Holiday Inn, 981 Silom Road, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

What:

Partners for Prevention (P4P) is a regional joint programme bringing together the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Programme for the prevention of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in Asia and the Pacific. Interventions were implemented in five countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Viet Nam) with a focus on primary prevention and the transformation of harmful masculinities. After 12 months, the interventions showed positive and promising results, prompting a change in social norms, an increase in gender equitable attitudes, a reduction in violence, and happier, more harmonious families and communities. As the programme draws to an end, P4P with its partner agencies wishes to share programme achievements and lessons with governments, development partners, programme experts, civil society organizations and researchers to discuss the way forward. The event is being supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

When: Date: 5th-6th March 2018

Who:

  • H.E. Mr. Paul Robilliard, Ambassador of Australia to Thailand
  • H.E. Ms. Hou Samith, Secretary of State, Cambodia
  • Honorable Isabel Peta, House of Representative, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
  • Valerie Cliff, Deputy Director, UNDP RBAP and Director of Bangkok Regional Hub
  • Bjorn Andersson, Regional Director, UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
  • Anna-Karin Jatfors, Deputy Regional Director, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
  • Shalina Miah, Regional Manager, UN Volunteers Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
  • Ramya Subrahmanian, Executive Director, Know Violence in Childhood
  • Patty Kinnersly, Director - Practice Leadership, Our Watch
  • Khamsavath Chanthavysouk, Gender Equality Advisor, International Rescue Committee
  • Ingrid Fitzgerald, Gender and Human Rights Advisor, UNFPA
  • Melissa Alvarado, Ending Violence against Women Specialist/UNiTE Programme Manager
  • Koh Miyaoi, Gender Advisor, UNDP Asia and the Pacific
  • Manon Bernier, Regional Portfolio Manager, UN Volunteers Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
  • Kathy Taylor, Violence against Women Policy Specialist, UN Women Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
  • Michiyo Yamada, Manager, Partners for Prevention, UN Regional Joint Programme
  • Anik Gevers, Consultant, Partners for Prevention, UN Regional Joint Programme
  • Jennie Williams, Programme Officer, Partners for Prevention

Note to Media: You and your colleagues are cordially invited to attend the Regional Workshop.

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To follow the event, watch the live stream here: https://www.facebook.com/Partners4Prevention

For media enquiries, please contact:

Jennie Williams
Programme Officer
Partners for Prevention
Email: jennie.williams@undp.org

Pragya Singh
Communications Intern
Partners for Prevention
Email: pragya.singh@undp.org

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