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Unprecedented UN survey of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific reveals why some men use violence against women and girls and others do not
A new UN study on men’s use of violence against women was launched at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand on 10 September 2013. The study of over 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific found that nearly half of those men interviewed reported using physical or sexual violence against a female partner, ranging from 26 percent to 80 percent across the sites. Nearly a quarter of men interviewed reported perpetrating rape against a woman or girl, ranging from 10 percent to 62 percent across the sites.
This baseline study of UN Women’s anti-trafficking programme recognizes structural inequalities, vulnerabilities and lack of sustainable livelihoods as the chief causes of human trafficking.
The study examines how safe the two city areas are for women and girls and explores the relationship between women’s fear of violence and their avoidance of specific public spaces.
This scoping study, conducted by CMS Communication, aims to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of sexual violence and harassment in the selected areas of South Delhi to help refine the project design and determine the kinds of interventions required.