A Preliminary Study of the Impact of HIV on Poverty and Food Security Among HIV-affected Households in Asia

This briefing paper examines the impact of HIV on food security risks among households affected by HIV in Asia through an analysis of existing household survey studies from 5 countries in Asia. A systematic investigation of food security risks among HIV-affected households based upon household datamore


A Regional Assessment of Sex Trafficking and STI/HIV in Southeast Asia: Connections between Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Sexual Risk

This independent regional research study by the Harvard School of Public Health and UNDP found that sex-trafficked women and girls in South East Asia are at substantial risk of sexually transmitted infections including HIV, and a majority of them are under 17 years of age. more


A Review of Socio-Economic Empowerment Initiatives for Women Living with HIV in Asia

The report, A Review of Socio-economic Empowerment Initiatives for Women Living with HIV in Asia, documents and shares key lessons learned on socio-economic empowerment initiatives for women living with HIV in the Asia region. While similar activities have been undertaken in the region since themore


APHDR Technical Background Paper 2010/01

Relying on a framework that synthesizes key guidelines concerning the methodology of measurement, this paper offers an assessment of indices currently used to study gender disparities on a global scale and sheds light on these unresolved questions; what do these indices with gender-differentiatedmore

APHDR Technical Background Paper 2010/02

This paper presents a critical review of the gender mainstreaming experience in the Asia-Pacific region. It is not the outcome of an academic exercise, but is focused on highlighting the complex issues involved in interpreting concepts and implementing strategies at the field level.   Themore

APHDR Technical Background Paper 2010/03

This paper seeks to bridge these gaps in the literature by examining the links, if any, between gender, health inequities and economic inequities in the Asia-Pacific region, documenting good practices in promoting gender equity in these two spheres through addressing the links, and suggestingmore


APHDR Technical Background Paper 2010/04

This report explores the interconnections between social and cultural practices and other factors, which aggravate and perpetuate the vulnerability of girls and women. It shows that gender-based disadvantages continue to be shaped by a confluence of socio-cultural factors, customary practices,more


APHDR Technical Background Paper 2010/05

This paper provides a deeper understanding of how culture in the Pacific impacts gender equality and human development. The analysis addresses two views that are widely held in the Pacific: 1) that gender is biologically determined, and 2) that culture is a sacred template should not be meddledmore

APHDR Technical Background Paper 2010/06

The paper takes the gender budgeting literature forward by identifying the elements of equal power and equal voice intrinsic in the gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) attempts across Asian and Pacific countries rather than confining to the budget analysis through a gender lens in isolation frommore

APHDR Technical Background Paper 2010/07

This study examines in detail various aspects of labour market inequality in the Asia-Pacific region. Economic development gauged in terms of per capita income and human development index does not necessarily mean that the gender gap disappears with increased development. In fact, an invertedmore