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- Rape/sexual assault (8)
- Ending violence against women and girls (7)
- Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces (4)
- Sexual harassment (4)
- Trafficking/sexual exploitation (3)
- Social protection (2)
- Human rights (2)
- Economic empowerment (2)
- Access to justice and legal protection (1)
- Domestic violence/interpersonal violence (1)
- Access to justice post-conflict (1)
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Thursday, October 13, 2016
Sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence in public spaces are an everyday occurrence for women and girls around the world—in urban and rural areas, in developed and developing countries.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Women and girls fear and experience various types of sexual violence in public spaces, from unwanted sexual remarks and touching to rape and femicide. It is a universal issue.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
A Regional Study of Interventions to Enhance Women and Girls’ Safety and Mobility in Public Spaces, Asia and the Pacific Region In public and private spaces, women and girls experience and fear various types of violence, ranging from harassment, to rape and femicide. Momentum is growing around the issue of women and girls’ safety in urban, public spaces. However, given that this is a relatively new field of work, published evidence of the impacts of such interventions remain.
Friday, December 6, 2013
The report specifically calls upon the Government of Afghanistan to acknowledge the commission of wartime atrocities, develop protection programs and support services for victims and witnesses of attacks against women, and foster an institutional culture in which women’s participation in the justice system, whether professionally or personally, is promoted and encouraged.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
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.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
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.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
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.