Violence Against Women - Regional Snapshot (2017)

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from United Nations Population Fund
Published on 14 Sep 2017 View Original

As of August 2017:

  • 30 out of 37 countries in the UNFPA Asia-Pacific region completed at least one violence against women (VAW) prevalence survey

  • 4 countries have completed more than one national VAW prevalence survey with comparable methods

  • 26 countries have national statistics on intimate partner violence

  • 22 of these have data on all three forms of violence in the last 12 months for SDG indicator 5.2.1

  • 17 countries have national statistics on sexual violence by non-partners

  • 8 of these have data on sexual violence in the last 12 months for SDG indicator 5.2.2

Key findings for Asia-Pacific

By country, the proportion of women who have reported experience of physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime ranges from 15 percent in Japan and Lao PDR, to 68 percent in Kiribati and Papua New Guinea.

The proportion of women who have reported experience of physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner in the past 12 months ranges from 4 percent in Japan to 46 percent in Afghanistan and Timor-Leste.

In most countries of the region, women are much more likely to have experienced intimate partner violence than to have experienced physical or sexual violence by someone other than a partner.

Samoa and Tonga differ from other countries in that women are more likely to have experienced physical violence by perpetrators other than partners, such as by family members or teachers.

kNOwVAWdata is a UNFPA initiative to support and strengthen sustainable regional and national capacity to measure VAW. Over three-and-a-half years, from mid-2016 through the end of 2019, with support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the kNOwVAWdata initiative will build on work already being supported by UNFPA to conduct VAW surveys and analysis in in theAsia-Pacific region. The initiative will also ensure sustainability, including by strengthening capacities of national institutions to collect and analyze data, in particular by using internationally recognized, best practice survey methodologies