WHY DO SOME MEN USE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND HOW CAN WE PREVENT IT?
UNITED NATIONS MULTI-COUNTRY STUDY
The Director of the Equality Institute, Dr Emma Fulu, was the technical lead on this collaborative project. Carried out by Partners for Prevention, Why Do Some Men Use Violence And How Can We Prevent It? presents quantitative findings from the ground-breaking United Nations Multi-Country Study on Men and Violence in Asia Pacific.
This report is based upon the population-based quantitative survey component of the study, which was conducted from 2010 to 2013 with more than 10,000 men and 3,000 women in nine sites across six countries in the Asia Pacific region (Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea). The study highlights the high prevalence of intimate partner violence and non-partner rape across a number of sites in the Asia Pacific region. Most importantly the report examines the drivers of men's use of violence against women in order to inform more effective programs and policies to prevent it.