Stepping Up Solutions to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls in Asia and the Pacific (2017-2021)


This publication presents highlights of results achieved under the regional project, “Stepping Up Solutions to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls in Asia and the Pacific”.

The project literally stepped up solutions by bringing together a wealth of evidence, knowledge and innovative approaches those involved in ending VAWG for good. The project united men and boys, teachers and students in schools and universities, local, national and regional governments and policymakers, the judiciary, law enforcement, service providers and celebrities, and it amplified the voices of activists and survivors. Studies, activities, events, training and community mobilization initiatives spanning a number of critical areas together represent enormous steps in policy, prevention and response for women and girls experiencing or at risk of violence. Active from March 2017 until September 2021, the Stepping Up project was rolled out by UN Women as an ambitious regional initiative that contributed to policies, interventions and innovative approaches across Asia and the Pacific. In addition to regional level work, the programme focused on implementing community-based and school-based projects in Viet Nam and Timor-Leste. It supported evidence-building on VAWG prevention, workplace responses to VAWG, linking violence against women and violence against children, and research on technology-facilitated violence. The Stepping Up project was generously supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Republic of Korea, Ministry of Gender Equality and Family.

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