Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It? - Summary Report

Published on 10 Sep 2013

Summary

Through a regional joint programme ‘Partners for Prevention’, UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV have worked together to undertake the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific. This is a summary of the study, which collected and analysed data from thousands of women and men across the region, provides the largest multi-country data set on men’s perpetration of violence against women and can inform more evidence-based interventions to prevent such violence. The research was also conceptualized to ascertain men’s own experiences of violence as victims and/or as witnesses and to assess how that may be related to men’s perpetration of different types of violence.

 

 

 

 

 

The objectives of the study were to:

1. better understand men’s use of different forms of violence against women (specifically, intimate partner violence and non-partner rape) in the Asia–Pacific region;

2. assess men’s own experience of violence as well as their perpetration of violence against other men and how it relates to the perpetration of violence against women;

3. identify factors associated with men’s perpetration of different forms of violence against women; and

4. promote evidence-based policies and programmes to prevent violence against women.

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